With the convenience of the internet, many consumers nowadays choose to do their shopping online. However, for essential items such as food, it’s just easier to make a trip to the local grocery store. According to premises liability laws in the state of California, these stores must provide a safe environment for all lawful visitors. Unfortunately, not all property and business owners will adhere to these laws. Every year, thousands of people in the United States are injured while shopping or visiting public establishments.
A man in another state filed a lawsuit after he was allegedly injured by a hazard while shopping in a convenience store. The man said he visited the store to purchase snacks. According to the lawsuit, the man encountered a mop in the floor of an aisle where he was shopping. Allegedly, the man tripped over the mop, fell to the ground and suffered injuries.
The plaintiff said he endured great pain, embarrassment, mental anguish and emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident. He also said that, due to his injuries, he incurred substantial medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life. The lawsuit accuses the store owners of negligence for allowing the dangerous condition to exist and failing to warn customers of the hazard. The plaintiff seeks compensatory and punitive damages, as well as all just relief.
Customers should not have to fear for their safety while visiting stores and shops. In the state of California, when the negligence of property or business owners results in injuries to a customer, he or she can take action and file a lawsuit. A premises liability claim, if successful, could provide victims and families with much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other monetary losses.