Coughlin & Gerhart LLP

Building Relationships on Results

Premises liability suit filed against Sam’s Club

On Behalf of | Aug 20, 2015 | Premises Liability

Getting injured at a business in New York due to the business owner’s carelessness is grounds for a lawsuit. One woman in a recent out-of-state case said she was injured at Sam’s Club store after slipping on watermelon. She and her husband have filed a premises liability suit against the store.

The woman said she was at the store one day and stepped on what appeared to be some watermelon on the floor. She ended up slipping and falling on the fruit. The woman said she was in the store’s jewelry area when the accident happened.

According to the suit, the store had more than enough time to clean up the hazardous watermelon before she was able to slip and fall on it. The woman said the incident caused her to suffer injuries. She has thus accused Sam’s Club of negligence. In her suit, the woman is seeking unspecified damages for the loss of wages as well as medical expenses. She is also seeking damages for mental pain and anguish, physical pain and suffering, and the loss of the enjoyment of life.

Companies in New York have the responsibility of ensuring that their premises are safe for members of the public. Otherwise, customers and clients can easily suffer physical, emotional and financial burdens that negatively impact their quality of life. People who are injured on a company’s property because the property was not adequately maintained have the right to pursue damages through premises liability claims, which — if awarded — may help them to move forward from the potentially life-injuring ordeal.

Source:, “Sam’s Club sued over woman’s alleged injuries in slip and fall on piece of watermelon“, Kyle Barnett, Aug. 18, 2015


FindLaw Network