Whether guarding against wet floors, falling objects or hazardous parking lots, property owners in Washington, D.C. and across the nation have a responsibility to the general public to keep their premises free of hazards. When they fail to do so, the results can be detrimental. A premises liability lawsuit was filed recently in another state.
Falling due to negligent maintenance in a Washington D.C. parking lot or store is one thing; unacceptable and awful, but not unheard of. More difficult to imagine, perhaps, is a slip-and-fall accident that occurs at a medical facility. Such a place, one would expect, would be extra careful about safety and would make sure to take extra precautions. However, a recently filed complaint in another state alleges just such an occurrence.
Often, injured victims seek legal advice from an attorney after they experience damages in a slip-and-fall accident or due to the hazardous condition of a Washington, D.C. parking lot, for example. These, however, are unfortunately not the only dangerous situations in which the skills of a premises liability lawyer might prove invaluable. In fact, in another state, an injured working is suing for negligence on allegations that a company failed to maintain a work environment free from hazards, and that he suffered acid burns as a result.
In a state not far from Washington, D.C., a woman has filed a lawsuit against several businesses after she suffered serious injuries. The premises liability claim accuses the defendants of negligence, carelessness and inattentiveness for their part in her July 2015 slip-and-fall accident. The woman claims that the injuries she suffered during the fall have severely affected her neck, ribs, legs, and right hand and arm.
The responsibility for maintaining safe Washington, D.C. premises goes far beyond keeping parking lots hazard-free and cleaning up slippery puddles. Falling objects pose a serious threat to the health and safety of any individuals on the property. In another state, a train passenger has filed a lawsuit alleging that falling power lines and debris caused her serious injuries.
Often, Washington, D.C. premises liability cases may bring to mind images of someone slipping in a puddle that wasn't cleaned up in a timely manner. This is far from the only example of how negligent maintenance can cause injury to customers or patrons, however. In another state, for instance, a couple has filed a premises liability lawsuit after experiencing a parking lot injury.
Like any other business open to the public, restaurants in Washington, D.C. are expected to be kept safe by their owners and operators. Because of alleged failure to uphold these reasonable expectations, a woman in another state is suing the operator of a Taco Bell, the nationwide fast food franchise. She claims that the operator's negligence caused her to suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident.
Washington, D.C., businesses have a responsibility to provide a safe environment, free from hazards that could cause injury to anyone visiting the premises. When they fail to do so and someone is hurt as a result, they open themselves up to the possibility of a premises liability suit, and deservedly so. A good example of such an instance is a recent case involving a young girl's fall at the Mall of America.
Store owners in Washington, D.C. and across the country have the responsibility to ensure that their customers have a safe shopping experience, free from hazards. When they fail to do so, innocent shoppers may suffer. In a recently filed premises liability case in another state, a woman is suing Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., after she says she experienced just such an incident.
When Washington, D.C. individuals enter a business, they have the reasonable right to expect a safe environment. That is, business owners are legally responsible for ensuring that their properties are free of hazardous conditions that could cause injury to others who come to the premises to visit or shop. In another state, a Walmart allegedly failed to do just that and is facing a premises liability lawsuit over a slip-and-fall accident that occurred there.