A man in another state recently claimed that he slipped, fell and hurt himself at a store due to the convenience store's negligence. As a result, he has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the business. Individuals in California who are hurt in slip\-and\-fall accidents caused by the carelessness of business property owners have the right to seek to hold these property owners accountable through the civil court system.
According to the lawsuit in the recent out-of-state case, the man was in the men's bathroom at the convenience store one day. While he was in there, he reportedly slipped and fell. According to the man, the fall caused him to suffer serious, progressive and permanent injuries to his upper extremities, shoulders and back.
In addition, the fall allegedly caused the man to incur medical expenses exceeding $25,000. According to the lawsuit, the convenience store did not inspect the bathroom floor to discover the liquid that caused the man to slip and fall. In addition, the store reportedly did not make the bathroom safe for customers, nor did it provide customers with a warning.
As part of the lawsuit, the plaintiff is requesting a jury trial and is seeking over $50,000 in damages. An understanding of what facts must be proved in civil court cases involving slip-and-fall accidents is likely critical to prevail in these types of cases. A successfully litigated premises liability case in California may lead to a monetary award that might help with addressing medical costs and other expenses related to a slip-and-fall accident.
Source: madisonrecord.com, "Man sues Maryville convenience store over slip, fall", Angelica Saylo Pilo, May 29, 2018