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Whole Foods Customer Blames Company for Slip and Fall

A New Orleans resident is suing grocery chain Whole Foods Company, Inc. after suffering an injury on the premises of a store. The plaintiff filed a complaint on July 3 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court accusing the store of negligence. The plaintiff was a guest at Whole Foods in July 2016. While shopping, the plaintiff slipped on a puddle of liquid and suffered injuries. The defendant is accused of failure to warn of the danger, clean up the mess and for overall negligence. The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages as well as court costs, attorney fees and any other appropriate relief. When Is a Store Liable for a Slip and Fall? Cases involving slip and falls in grocery stores are not always smooth. Owners of stores may be liable when someone slips on a puddle if the owner knew or reasonably should have known about the condition and did…
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Slip and Fall Injuries Alleged at Louisiana Restaurant

Property owners have a duty of care to visitors to provide a safe environment and to address hazardous conditions in a timely, reasonable manner. When a property owner violates this duty of care, and that violation leads to an injury, it is possible to seek reparations from the owner through a premises liability lawsuit. Slip and fall injuries can be minor, such as cuts and bruises, or catastrophic, such as traumatic brain injury. In fact, slip and falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury in the United States, accounting for 35 percent, nearly double the rate of brain injuries caused by car accidents. In February, a Jefferson Parish woman suffered a slip and fall at a New Orleans Hamburger & Seafood Co. restaurant. She filed a claim in June against the company and its insurance provider, seeking damages for her injuries as well as attorney’s fees and…
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What Do I Do If I Slip and Fall at a Health Center?

Property owners have a duty of care to visitors to ensure their safety while on the property. If a property owner breaches this duty of care and that breach leads to a person’s injury, then the property owner can be held liable for damages the injury causes, such as medical bills and lost wages. This concept is called negligence, and it is the basis for any personal injury lawsuit. On May 19, a Louisiana woman filed a lawsuit against Ochsner Health System and Ochsner Health Foundation LLC alleging negligence on the part of the defendants. The lawsuit states that the woman was at the health center when a substance that accumulated on the parking garage floor caused her to slip and fall. By failing to clean up the mess or to warn of the danger, the health center is responsible for her injuries, according to the suit. Slip and Fall…
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