For the most part, shops, businesses and other public establishments in the state of California are considered to be safe and secure places to visit. However, even though it may not seem likely, an individual is at risk for injury any time he or she enters a public establishment. Regulations in California say that publicly-accessed buildings and property must be safe and adequately maintained. Unfortunately, some property and business owners will choose not to follow these regulations, and visitors could suffer serious injuries as a result.
In another state, a man filed a lawsuit after he was injured while visiting a Walmart store. The man said he was shopping in the store and lifted a box that contained a heavy-dude trailer hitch from the shelf. As the man lifted the package, the hitch ripped through the box, hit him and knocked him down, the lawsuit said.
Allegedly, the man injured his foot and struck his head on the ground when he fell. He claims to have suffered other injuries as well. The man accuses Walmart and its employees of negligence by failing to maintain the department and item packaging. The plaintiff is seeking compensatory damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Property and business owners in California are required to maintain an environment within their establishments that will not threaten the safety of customers. When serious injuries occur as a result of hazardous conditions, the victim has the right to take legal action. By consulting a legal representative and filing a claim, victims and families could be awarded much-need compensation to help with medical expenses and other financial losses that may have occurred due to an unfortunate accident.