No Miami business is perfect. No matter how hard business owners try, accidents can and will happen. Take slip and fall accidents, for example. Businesses such as grocery stores are responsible for serving customers, keeping products on the shelves and monitoring floor conditions at all times. While slip and fall accidents do occur regularly, when customers file two slip and fall injury lawsuits against the same store on the same day, it does becomes a little concerning.
The lawsuits were both filed on Aug. 9 in the 24th Judicial District Court against the Winn-Dixie grocery store in Metaire, Louisiana. The incidents occurred Aug. 10 and 11, 2012. The first incident involved a woman slipping on water leaking from a refrigerator, freezer or other type of equipment. The woman was allegedly seriously injured and blames the store for being aware that the hazard existed and failing to warn others. She is seeking compensation for pain and suffering, disability, wage loss, loss of enjoyment of life and mental anguish.
The next day, another female customer was walking down the soda aisle when she allegedly slipped and fell on a liquid substance. She suffered serious injuries, which she claims were due to the store’s negligence. The store failed to inspect the area, remedy the hazard, warn others of the potential danger and provide adequate lighting. She is seeking compensation for medical and rehabilitation expenses, mental and physical pain and suffering, disability, impairment, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life, among other damages.
It can be a difficult task, but business owners and employees are required keep the premises free of hazards. Customers have the right to shop in a safe and secure environment. When they become injured due to the company’s negligence, they have the right to seek legal courses of action in order to obtain compensation for damages.
The Louisiana Record, “Same Winn-Dixie sued twice in one day for slip and fall incidents” Kyle Barnett, Sep. 19, 2013