Customers who visit stores and restaurants in California should always feel secure and not have to worry about their safety while enjoying a meal or perusing their favorite stores. Luckily, every state in the country has premises liability laws to protect all lawful visitors. These laws say that business and property owners are responsible for providing a safe and hazard-free environment. Cluttered walkways, property that has fallen under disrepair and wet floors are examples of hazards that can seriously injure unsuspecting guests.
Recently, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit against Walmart after she allegedly suffered injuries after falling. The woman said she was shopping in the store and went to get a cart near the front of the store. According to the lawsuit, the woman encountered a wet floor which caused her to slip and fall.
The woman claimed she suffered a broken hip and several other injuries as a result of her fall. Allegedly, the plaintiff required surgery to treat her injuries. She accuses Walmart of failing to maintain a safe environment at the store. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff seeks a trial by jury, monetary damages and all just relief.
It should be common knowledge for business owners to provide a safe and welcoming environment for their customers. However, routine maintenance and general property care is sometimes neglected. Those in California who suffer injuries due to dangerous conditions on a property can take action by filing a premises liability claim in civil court. If successful, a lawsuit could result in a substantial monetary award to replace lost wages and help victims pay any medical expenses that may have accrued due to an unfortunate accident.