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The actions of others can contribute to personal injury

Most people are not aware that they are at risk for injury any time they venture out into public places. Public properties and establishments throughout the state of Alabama are considered to be safe and secure places to visit. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In these public establishments and businesses, hazards and dangerous conditions such as wet floors are common causes of personal injury. However, the actions of other individuals can also also cause serious and significant harm.

A patron in another state alleged that he was injured by the actions of an employee, and he filed a lawsuit. The man said he visited a department store at night. According to the lawsuit, the man was unaware that the store was closed as he walked through the front door, which was unlocked. The man alleged that he was met by a store employee who demanded that he leave the store and escorted him back to the door.

The lawsuit claimed that the employee shoved the plaintiff in the back and caused him to fall and suffer injuries. Allegedly, the man’s injuries included a gash on his eye and injuries to his shoulder, among other injuries. The plaintiff accused the employee of battery and negligence.

Customers in Alabama should not have to fear for their safety while shopping or enjoying themselves in public places. Those who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another party may have grounds to pursue legal action. A seasoned lawyer can evaluate sustained losses and assist victims in properly preparing claims to present to the court for possible monetary damages.

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