When the conditions of an area lead to an individual slipping and falling, those conditions could cause the owner of the property to be held accountable financially for any resulting injuries. If an injured party would like to pursue compensation for damages resulting from such an incident, the victim may be able to pursue a personal injury claim, citing premises liability. Pennsylvania residents may be interested is such a situation that recently took place.
It was reported that a man in another state filed a law suit against a gas station. The claim reportedly came about because the man slipped in a puddle of water on the premises and fell to the ground. He suffered injuries as a result of the slip and fall, but the extent of the injuries was not reported.
Nonetheless, the man claims to have experienced pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs and mental distress as a result of the situation. Therefore, he is seeking compensation for these damages from the parties believed responsible, alleging that the property was not properly inspected. He also claims that there was no warning of the potentially dangerous condition. He is seeking approximately $50,000 plus legal costs.
The safety of an area often falls to the owner or operator of the property. Therefore, if injuries occur due to unsafe conditions, filing a legal claim may be a prudent step if the injured parties wish to take such action. Individuals in Pennsylvania who have been involved in similar situations may wish to find out more information and speak with experienced personal injury attorneys who may be able to provide useful insight.
Source: madisonrecord.com, “Man sues Buckey’s Express over slip and fall“, Michael Abella, Feb. 3, 2017