Slip-and-fall accidents in New York can occur if businesses do not keep their properties free of debris or remove other potential hazards. Unfortunately, one seemingly small slip can result in significant medical bills, along with pain and suffering. One woman in a recent out-of-state case filed a premises liability lawsuit against a grocery chain after reportedly suffering injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at one of the chain's stores.
According to the complaint, the woman slipped and ended up falling on a ramp that was slippery at the store. The fall apparently caused the woman to land on her knee. The accident caused fractures to the woman's knee cap. It is alleged that other individuals had previously slipped and fallen in the same area in which the woman fell due to the slippery surface.
The woman has claimed both premises liability and negligence. She is asking for a jury trial. She is seeking damages totaling over $200,000 but under $1 million, along with court costs and post-judgment as well as prejudgment interest.
When stores in New York fail to maintain safe premises, customers may suffer injuries that have long-term financial and emotional consequences. Any person injured in a slip-and-fall accident has the right to file a premises liability claim against the allegedly at-fault store, seeking the reimbursement of damages tied to the accident. Awarded damages in a successfully fought case may help to cover the person's financial losses and help to address emotional distress resulting from the accident. Monetary compensation may also provide a sense of closure and allow the accident victim to move forward from the painful experience.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Woman sues grocery chain over a slip and fall at a Friendswood store", Gene Johnson, Feb. 12, 2016