Foreign Objects on Floors Can Lead to Premises Liability Claims
Hawaii residents should be able to visit stores, restaurants and other public places without fearing for their safety. While shopping and perusing crowded stores and businesses, any foreign objects or slippery substances on the floor can cause shoppers to fall and be injured. Legally speaking, premises liability says that property and business owners are responsible for keeping a safe and hazard free environment. Those who are injured due to the negligence of property or business owners can pursue legal action.
A woman in another state has filed a lawsuit against Walmart after she was allegedly injured in a store. The woman says she was shopping in the store and encountered water puddled on the floor. According to claims, the woman slipped and fell due to the wet floor and sustained injuries.
The woman says she received several serious injuries that caused her extreme pain and disability, as well as other monetary losses. The woman seeks to hold Walmart responsible over claims that a hazardous condition was allowed to exist while providing no warning to customers and failed to eliminate the hazard. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury, compensatory damages and all just relief.
Tragically, this is a scenario that plays out countless times every year across America. Slip and fall accidents are by far the most common type of incidents that result in premises liability claims. Any foreign object left on the floor of a public place can be a potential hazard. Hawaii residents who are injured as the result of the negligence of business or property owners could benefit by seeking the services of a legal representative. A successful claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims recover any economic losses that may have occurred as the result of this unfortunate event.