New York business owners are responsible for keeping their properties safe for customers. If they fail to do so, they may be held financially responsible for any injuries suffered on their premises. A woman in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed she suffered an injury while touring an aquarium called Ocean World. She has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the business.
According to her lawsuit, the woman was at the business one day when her foot came into contact with some wet concrete. She reportedly ended up falling as a result and injured her shoulder. The woman asserted that that business was responsible since it should have maintained the tank, which was enclosed in concrete, to prevent the development of leaks.
The business is also accused of not providing sufficient warnings concerning the lack of safety in the area. A jury trial has been requested. She seeks $400,000 in non-economic damages.
Since the plaintiff is said to have underwent significant medical treatment following her fall, she is also seeking more than $72,000 in economic damages for her health care expenses. She is also pursuing recovery of future lost wages, along with future lost earning capacity totaling $250,000 and legal fees. Anyone in New York who has been injured on another person's property may have the right to seek damages through the civil court system. A damage award in a successfully litigated premises liability suit can help to cover medical costs and lost wages, along with addressing emotional distress and pain suffering caused by the accident.
Source: norcalrecord.com, "Ocean World faces suit from patron alleging she was injured while on tour", Wadi Reformado, Aug. 15, 2016