This case involves a fifty-seven-year-old man who was shopping with his wife at a self-service retail store. The man and his wife were shopping for a folding chair for the man’s wife, who was several months pregnant. The folding chairs were located in the sporting goods section of the store and were on a lower level of the shelving. After the man’s wife tried one of the chairs and found it unacceptable, the man bent over to put it back on the shelf. While he was bending over, two aluminum folding camp tables in boxes fell suddenly from a higher shelf onto his back and neck and knocked him to the floor. Neither the man nor his wife had noticed the boxes before they fell. There were no restraining devices securing the boxes to the shelf. The boxes that fell on the man’s back and neck each weighed about thirty-seven-pounds. The boxes had been stacked standing up on end, almost vertically but leaning slightly against the solid rear portion of the shelf. The man suffered severe damage to his spinal cord that left him paralyzed from the neck down. The man was no longer able to perform his job that involved manual labor, and had to pay extensive medical bills for neuromuscular and functional electrical stimulation in order to gain back some modicum of muscle control. Consequently, his ability to enjoy his personal and family life was greatly impacted.