Wet Restroom Floor Results in Premises Liability Lawsuit
Shops, stores and other places of business in Hawaii are required to maintain a safe, hazard-free environment. Many Hawaii residents visit grocery stores almost daily to buy food and other necessities. While customers shop and peruse these stores, the last thing they expect is to be physically harmed. Unfortunately, this nightmarish scenario is exactly what thousands of people across the county experience every single year. Unclean floors that cause customers to fall are among the most common premises liability claims.
A man in another state recently filed a lawsuit against a grocery store over claims that hazardous conditions caused him to fall. The lawsuit says that the man was shopping in the store and visited the restroom. Allegedly, he encountered a wet floor in the restroom which caused him to fall.
The man claims that his fall caused him severe pain, suffering and resulted in serious and permanent injuries. He also claims to have suffered lost wages and incurred medical expenses. The lawsuit seeks to hold the store responsible over claims that the restroom floor was hazardous and no warning of the alleged dangerous condition was provided. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $200,000.
In Hawaii and across the country, store owners are required to provide warning when wet or dirty floors are present. Unfortunately, owners and employees can sometimes fail to take the proper precautionary measures. Those who are injured due to hazards or dangerous conditions in shops and stores may be able to file a premises liability claim. Damages from a successful claim could provide victims with compensation to replace lost wages and help with medical expenses.