Sometimes a slip-and-fall accident in New York occurs due to the negligence of the business responsible for keeping up its property. A man in a recent out-of-state case claimed that he suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident at a car dealership. He has thus filed a premises liability claim against the dealership.
According to his complaint, he was at the car dealership one day and suddenly slipped and fell on a floor that was wet. The accident reportedly caused the man to suffer permanent and serious injuries. For instance, he sprained his right ankle and suffered acute pain.
The plaintiff also alleged that the fall caused him burning and aching, difficulty with walking and disability. He asserted that the dealership was responsible since it did not warn the man about the slippery, wet floor and did not keep its floor safe for patrons. As part of his lawsuit, the man is seeking a jury trial and more than $50,000.
Injuries suffered in a slip-and-fall accident at a New York business may end up preventing a person from returning to work right away and could have a long-term negative impact on the person's quality of life. Fortunately, if the business was at fault, the victim has the right to file a premises liability claim in pursuit of damages. A damage award cannot undo the events leading to the fall, but it may help the victim to experience a sense of justice and to cover his or her accident-related losses, such as medical expenses and the loss of wages.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Man says dealership at fault in fall", Philip Gonzales, June 1, 2016