Accidents can happen when least expected and in the blink of an eye. For those who own businesses and public property, accidents and injuries to visitors can be prevented by ensuring that property is maintained and walkways are free of potential hazards. Things such as wet floors or foreign objects left in walkways can create dangerous conditions for customers and visitors. In the state of Kentucky, businesses and property owners can be held legally responsible when negligence causes personal injury to customers.
In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit after she allegedly slipped and fell due to ice in a department store parking lot. According to the lawsuit, the woman visited the store to go shopping and encountered ice and snow that had unnaturally accumulated in the parking lot. The woman claims she slipped on the ice and fell, suffering substantial injuries.
Allegedly, the woman’s injuries included a broken ankle as well as other serious injuries. She said that as a result of her fall, she also suffered mental anguish, pain and required medical treatment. She holds the defendant responsible over claims that they allowed the ice to accumulate in the parking lot and failed to provide a warning to customers until the snow and ice had been removed. The plaintiff seeks monetary relief of more than $50,000 and all just relief.
Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer injuries every year on public property due to hazards and dangerous conditions. Those in Kentucky who suffer personal injury due to the negligence of another party can take action by contacting an attorney and filing a claim. A successfully litigated lawsuit can provide victims and families with much-needed compensation to replace lost wages and help with medical expenses.