A Party City patron in a different state recently asserted that she was hurt at the retail store because the store management was careless. As a result, the female patron has filed a premises liability suit against Party City, seeking monetary damages. People in California who suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents or other similar property-related accidents due to business owners' negligence also have the right to pursue monetary compensation for their injuries.
The patron involved in the out-of-state case claimed that she was shopping at the store on Halloween last year. However, she suddenly came across a slick substance on the floor of the store. She reportedly stepped on it and then slipped and fell as a result.
The woman asserted that her fall at Party City resulted in both disfigurement and injuries. In addition, the fall reportedly caused her mental anguish. The woman allegedly lost income and ended up with hefty medical bills as a result of the fall as well.
The woman in her lawsuit claimed that Party City failed to address the slippery material on its floor and also failed to warn customers about it. Therefore, she asserted that the store should be held financially responsible for her injuries. She is seeking a trial and damages totaling $100,000 to $200,000. In a premises liability case that is successfully litigated, monetary damages may help with covering lost wages, hospital bills and other accident-related losses. An understanding of what facts must be proved will likely be necessary to prevail in such claims involving slip-and-fall accidents in California.