It is an expectation that property and business owners in Kentucky keep their premises secure and safe for all those who legally visit. If hazards or dangerous conditions are present, property owners are required by law to provide warning to customers or visitors. Any time a visitor suffers personal injury due to the neglect of the property owner, the victim has the right to seek legal recourse in the form of a lawsuit.
Personal injury claim
A woman in another state recently won a lawsuit she filed after she was allegedly injured while visiting a Walmart store. According to the lawsuit, the woman was shopping in her local Walmart store and passed through an area with several pallets nearby. The plaintiff said she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her foot and discovered that a rusty nail had punctured the bottom of her shoe and became lodged in her foot.
Allegedly, the woman visited a hospital for treatment and said doctors had to cut a hole in her foot to treat the injury. The lawsuit claimed that the plaintiff also went through multiple surgical amputations, which eventually resulted in her losing her right leg up to just above her knee. Reportedly, after a four-day trial, the woman was awarded $10 million in total damages.
Those who are injured on someone else’s property should not have to pay for financial losses and/or medical expenses if another party is to blame. In Kentucky, any person who suffers personal injury due to the negligence of property or business owners can take action by consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. If successful, a lawsuit could result in a much-needed compensation to help victims get back on their feet.