It is very important for stores to take proper steps to address tripping hazards that arise on their premises. If a store fails to do this, it can result in a customer suffering a harmful trip and fall accident. No customer should have to suffer an injury-causing accident because a store acted negligently in regards to its premises.
Recently, a store has been accused of premises-related negligence. The store in question is a department store that is located in a mall in Texarkana, Texas. A woman claims that a tripping hazard was present in the store, that the store negligently failed to take proper actions to address this hazard and that this alleged negligence by the store caused her to suffer a harmful accident.
The accident allegedly occurred on Dec. 2, 2010. That day, the woman was shopping in the store. The woman claims that a power outlet was sticking out of the store’s floor. According to the woman, she tripped on this protruding power outlet and fell. The woman alleges that she suffered a variety of harms as a result of this accident, including:
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Texas by the woman against the store in connection to these allegations. In this lawsuit, the woman is asking for damages.
As the allegations in this case underscore, premises-related negligence by stores can by very harmful. One hopes that stores are held accountable when they act negligently in regards to their premises and such negligence results in a customer getting injured. Car accident lawyers in Flint understand these issues and can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.