For those who own and manage businesses in Pennsylvania, the best way to prevent customers from being injured is to make sure that the premises are properly maintained with any walkways free of hazards. Wet floors, foreign objects left on the floor and property that has fallen under disrepair are examples of hazardous conditions that are sometimes found in public establishments. The owners of these businesses have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for their customers.
Personal injury claim
Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she claimed she was injured after falling in a restaurant parking lot. The woman said she was walking across the parking lot at the restaurant when she tripped on uneven asphalt and fell. According to the claim, the woman suffered lacerations on both hands, injuries to both wrists, headaches, an abrasion to her right knee and other injuries.
The woman required medical treatment and will apparently continue to need treatment due to her injuries from the accident. Her lawsuit seeks to hold the owners of the restaurant responsible over claims that they were negligent and their property was not maintained properly. The plaintiff seeks relief for general damages and special damages in the civil lawsuit.
Help is available for victims
Business and property owners can be held financially responsible when their neglect results in injuries to customers. Those in Pennsylvania who suffer personal injury due to the negligence of another party can get help by consulting with an experienced attorney. Damages from a successful civil suit can help victims pay medical expenses and replace lost wages.