When companies in New York are not careful to keep their premises free of debris that may cause injuries to members of the public, public members may quickly suffer harm. This may constitute grounds for a premises liability claim. One woman in a different state recently sued a casino after claiming that she suffered injuries on the casino's property.
The woman asserted that while at the casino one day, she was going down some stairs that connected the older, raised gaming area with the main floor of the facility. She suddenly lost her footing and fell. As a result of the fall, she reportedly fractured and dislocated her ankle, in addition to suffering musculoskeletal injuries.
She reported that the fall also caused her to suffer a permanently altered gait along with other psychological and physical wounds. As part of her lawsuit, the woman is seeking a trial by jury. She is also seeking compensatory damages, which must be proved at trial.
An individual who is hurt on a New York business property because of the business owner's negligence may suffer emotional, physical and financial consequences. For instance, the person may lose wages due to being unable to work for an extended period of time. In this situation, the injured party has the right to file a premises liability claim against the establishment over the reportedly hazardous conditions, seeking a monetary judgment for damages incurred. If awarded, damages may help to cover the victim's monetary losses and help to address pain and suffering caused by the accident.
Source: wvrecord.com, "Injured guest accuses casino of hazardous conditions", Robert Hadley, March 17, 2016