It’s just a fact of life that accidents are going to happen, and many times, they happen when least expected. Although most accidents are just minor inconveniences, some may be severe and life-altering. Thankfully, many accidents can be prevented by simply taking the proper precautions. In Pennsylvania, there are premises liability laws that require property and business owners to make their establishments safe and hazard-free for all legal visitors. When the negligence of business and property owners causes injuries, victims reserve the right to take legal action.
In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit after she slipped and fell while working and allegedly suffered injuries. The woman worked as an associate at a popular department store. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was taking boxes to a storage room when she encountered a slick cleaning solution that was left on the floor. Allegedly, the woman slipped on the substance and fell, suffering severe injuries.
Negligence cited in claim
Due to her alleged fall, the plaintiff claims to have suffered disfigurement and impairment and also incurred medical expenses. She holds the owners of the store responsible over claims that they failed to provide a safe environment and failed to protect her against work-related hazards. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $75,000 and all other just relief.
Any time liquids, substances or foreign objects are left on floors in public places, visitors could potentially fall and suffer injuries. Laws in Pennsylvania say that, if hazards can’t be removed, the owners of the premises must provide warning. When the negligence of property or business owners results in injuries to a legal visitor, he or she can seek damages by filing a premises liability claim. A successful lawsuit could provide victims with much-needed compensation to help recover medical expenses and lost wages.