Texas residents are privileged to have an abundance of stores and shops to provide them with plenty of choices to meet their needs. The vast majority of these public establishments offer convenience and a safety for customers, thanks to premises liability laws. These laws state that business and property owners must provide a safe environment for all lawful visitors. Unfortunately, not all property and business owners adhere to these laws.
A couple in another state filed a lawsuit after an alleged fall in the parking lot of a store injured a woman. According to the lawsuit, the husband and wife visited the home improvement store to do some shopping and encountered some uneven pavement while walking through the parking lot. Allegedly, the wife tripped over the uneven pavement and fell, suffering injuries.
The lawsuit said the woman suffered severe injuries to her left knee which required physical therapy. She also claims to have suffered shock and anxiety, while her husband suffered a loss of consortium. The plaintiffs seek to hold the defendant responsible over claims that they failed to remedy the unsafe condition of the parking lot and provided no warnings. The couple seeks punitive and compensatory damages.
Every year, thousands of people across the country are injured due to hazards and dangerous conditions in stores, shops, restaurants and other public establishments. In the state of Texas, when the negligence of property or business owners results in injuries to a customer, he or she can take legal action and file a premises liability claim. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide victims and families with compensation to help with medical expenses and other monetary losses.