Customers who visit stores and shops in Southern California should feel welcomed and not have to fear for their safety when shopping. Thankfully, premises liability laws have been established for the safety of customers and lawful visitors of all public establishments. These laws say that public property must be free of hazards or warnings must be provided if dangerous conditions exist. When property or business owners do not abide by these laws and regulations, customers can be seriously injured.

A woman who visited a grocery store in another state said she was injured due to dangerous. According to her lawsuit, the woman was shopping in the store when she encountered a wet area near the registers. Apparently, a faulty drink cooler was leaking water on the floor.

Allegedly, the woman slipped and fell due to the wet floor and landed on her head and back area. She claims to have suffered permanent injuries and incurred expenses due to hospitalization, medical treatments and therapy. The lawsuit accuses the grocery store of negligence for allowing the hazardous condition to exist and failing to provide warning to customers. The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages as well as court costs and all other just relief.

Southern California is home to a multitude of world-class stores, restaurants and businesses. People from all over the world come here specifically to visit these establishments. Unfortunately, if dangerous conditions are allowed to exist in these places, visitors and customers could be injured. Those who have suffered injuries as a direct result of negligence could benefit by seeking the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. A premises liability lawsuit, if successful, could result in substantial compensation to replace lost wages and help with medical expenses.