A routine trip to a restaurant in New York may lead to a trip to the hospital if a person is injured on the restaurant premises. In one recent out-of-state case, a man claimed he suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident that occurred at a Popeye's restaurant. The man has therefore filed a premises liability claim against the eatery.
According to the man's claim, he was at the Popeye's restaurant one day when he stepped into a soapy liquid on the floor. The liquid had reportedly been left in the area of the men's bathroom on the ground. The man allegedly ended up slipping on the liquid and falling to the ground.
The plaintiff claimed that as a result of the fall, he sustained injuries to his tail bone and thumb. He also allegedly injured his neck, back and wrist. The man asserted that the restaurant was negligent by not keeping the building's floor free of all hazardous conditions. The restaurant is also accused of not warning people about the dangerous condition, as well as not properly inspecting the restaurant premises.
As part of his premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages. Any person in New York who has been hurt at a business property due to the carelessness of the property owner has the right to seek damages. Claims for damages will be decided only if liability is established in a manner that satisfies the civil court. Monetary compensation in a successfully litigated claim may help to pay for health care expenses and other losses stemming from the dangerous property condition leading to the plaintiff's injury.
Source: louisianarecord.com, "Man claims that he was injured in slip and fall in a Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen", Carrie Bradon, Aug. 3, 2016