A woman located in a different state has accused the operator of a cruise ship of causing her to slip and fall. The accident reportedly caused her to suffer serious physical and emotional injuries. If these types of accidents, which can easily happen at California businesses, are the result of company owners' carelessness, this is grounds for premises liability lawsuits.
The recent cruise ship accident occurred in the spring of 2017. According to the woman involved in the incident, she slipped and fell while heading toward a casino on the cruise ship. The woman claimed that the area where she fell did not have a slip-resistant coating, so she ended up losing her balance on the water that had accumulated there.
The woman asserted that her slip-and-fall accident has caused her to be physically impaired and disfigured. In addition, she is now in mental anguish and cannot enjoy her life in the same way in which she used to be able. In her lawsuit, she is pursuing under a quarter of a million dollars to $1 million for her injuries.
Business owners in California have a legal responsibility to make sure that their properties are in a safe condition for their customers. If they fail to do this and their customers are hurt as a result, they may face premises liability lawsuits. Understanding what needs to be proved will likely be critical to prevail in these types of civil suits. If a plaintiff is successful in court, he or she may receive monetary damages that might prove helpful for covering hospital expenses and other losses resulting from hazardous property conditions.