A Louisiana man is suing the Sav-A-Lot discount store in New Orleans after he sustained a knee injury while shopping at the business.
A display at the store was broken in a way that caused a piece of metal to protrude into the aisle. The man claims his cart caught on the metal, which caused him to collide with the display and hurt himself. According to the case, the business failed to provide a safe environment for shoppers by neglecting to repair the broken piece of equipment before it caused harm to shoppers.
Have You Been Injured at a Business?
Premise liability is an area of personal injury law that deals with injuries that occur on a person’s or business’s property. Under these laws, a property owner can be deemed responsible for your injuries if they created an unsafe environment. This applies both to businesses and private residences.
All of the following could be considered examples of premise liability cases:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Tripping hazard cases
- Dog bites
- Falls from icy roads or sidewalks
- Injuries from spills or debris
If you have been injured on someone else’s property and you suspect wrongdoing, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate whether the property owner may be guilty of negligence. If the owner is found to be responsible for your injuries, you will be able to receive damages to handle issues such as medical expenses and lost wages.
The court has not yet decided whether this business is guilty of negligence or not, but it is important that we all come together to pressure companies to create a safe environment for their customers.
Galloway Jefcoat, LPP is a Louisiana personal injury law firm with expertise in premise liability and other forms of personal injury.