Most Louisianans conduct their weekly grocery shopping at their local market. Very rarely do they worry themselves about their safety while walking across the store’s parking lot or down the store’s aisles. Yet, quite often, products are dropped, drinks are spilled and rain is tracked inside from entering customers. If these issues are not addressed, wet floors can pose a hazard.
One Walmart customer in Louisiana knows this all too well after suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident. The woman, who has since filed a premises liability lawsuit, claims that the store and its employees failed to notice that a Capri Sun juice pouch had leaked onto the floor. Furthermore, she claims that this failure to clean up the slippery floor, or to even post a warning of the wet floor, directly caused her to suffer injuries.
Victims of slip and fall accidents can suffer serious injuries. Broken bones, torn ligaments and even head injuries are real possibilities. Recovering from these injuries can be not only physically and emotionally taxing, but financially harmful, too. By pursuing a premises liability lawsuit, a victim may be able to obtain compensation for his or her medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
However, winning on these types of claims can be challenging, especially when going up against a major company like Walmart. These businesses have extensive resources at their disposal, and they may try to strong-arm a victim into accepting a settlement that is well below what the claim is worth. With this in mind, premises liability victims may want to seek assistance from a legal advocate who can help ensure that their legal rights are protected and their damages are as fully recovered as is possible under the circumstances.
Source: Louisiana Record, “Walmart customer blames Harvey store for injuries,” Carrie Bradon, Jan. 6, 2017