Those who call Alabama home are privileged to have an abundance of stores and businesses that provide residents with many options when it comes to groceries, clothing or other needs. No person expects to suffer an injury while shopping in a favorite store. However, this is exactly what happens to thousands of people ever year. Poor lighting, objects left on floors and wet walkways are examples of potential hazards that can cause personal injury to customers. Victims can seek recourse when they are injured as the result of negligence.
In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit after she allegedly fell in a hospital and suffered injuries due to a wet floor. The woman said she was visiting her father, and as she was leaving her father's room, she encountered a liquid substance on the floor. According to the lawsuit, the woman slipped on the liquid and fell.
Allegedly, the woman suffered injuries to her left leg and knee because of the fall and had to seek medical treatment. She alleged that the hospital staff knew of the hazard but negligently failed to clean the floor. The plaintiff seeks punitive and compensatory damages.
It goes without saying that businesses and public establishments across the United States should be safe places for all visitors and customers. Those in Alabama who suffer personal injury due to negligence can take legal action by filing a claim in civil court. A successful lawsuit can provide victims and families with much-needed compensation to help them recover from this traumatic experience.