One of the great things about the state of Pennsylvania is the abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment venues. There is no shortage of things to do here. However, the owners and operators of public establishments can sometimes fail to update or maintain their property. Uneven walkways or poorly lit surfaces are examples of things that can be hazards and cause personal injury to customers.
Woman injured while shopping
A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she allegedly fell and suffered injuries while shopping in a department store. According to the lawsuit, the woman was shopping when she encountered an upturned outdoor rug near the front door. Allegedly, the woman got her foot caught in the rug then fell and suffered injuries.
The woman said she injured her right shoulder as well as her right leg and kidneys. She alleged that she was hospitalized due to the kidney injury and required injection therapy and physical therapy for her shoulder. The lawsuit holds the defendant responsible for claims that they did not provide a warning to customers and were negligent in not removing the hazard.
Where victims can go for help
Unfortunately, accidents happen in stores and other public establishments more than most people realize. When a personal injury occurs due to hazardous conditions in a public establishment, those injured have the right to speak with an attorney and file a lawsuit. A successful claim could result in much-needed compensation to help victims pay medical expenses and replace lost wages.