Here in Southern California, residents and visitors are privileged to have an abundance of stores and businesses that provide a variety of choices for dining, shopping or other needs. Thanks to premises liability laws, the owners of businesses and other public establishments are obligated to provide a safe environment for all visitors. These laws state that any known hazards must be repaired or removed, and it is also required that warnings be posted to bring awareness to potential hazards. Unfortunately, not all business and property owners will adhere to these laws.
A man in another state filed a lawsuit after he allegedly fell and suffered injuries while visiting a grocery store. According to the lawsuit, the man encountered a puddle of water on the floor while he was shopping. Allegedly, the man slipped in the water and fell, causing him to suffer injuries.
The man said he has incurred medical expenses due to his injuries and has also suffered pain and loss of normal life. The lawsuit alleged that an employee was operating a floor cleaning machine and left a puddle of water and soap on the floor. The employee should have known about the hazard and neglected to clean it up, the plaintiff claimed. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $50,000.
Unfortunately, thousands of people in California and across the United States are injured in accidents like this every year. Victims who have been injured due to the negligence of property or store owners can pursue legal action by filing a premises liability claim in civil court. A lawsuit, if successful, can provide victims and families with much-needed compensation to help them with medical expenses and other documented losses.