Most Florida residents have slipped and fell at some point in their lives. Many times, a person can get back up and continue on with what they were doing. But what happens when a person slips and falls and is seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence? That is what happened to a woman who slipped on Sprite after a bottle exploded in a grocery store.
The woman was injured in Sept. 2012 while walking down an aisle at a Winn Dixie grocery store in Louisiana. At that time, a Coca-Cola employee had dropped a bottle of Sprite and it had exploded. The contents had emptied into the aisle and had caused the woman to slip and fall.
The woman filed a premises liability lawsuit against Coca-Cola Refreshments to receive compensation for the slip and fall injury. She claims that the company is liable for its inattentiveness, negligence and improper handling. She also claims that the employee created a risk of harm.
It is unknown how extensive the woman’s injuries are, but she is seeking damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life, as well as attorney fees and interest. On Nov. 21, the case was moved to federal court.
Injuries caused by a slip and fall can be serious in nature. Depending on how hard a person hits the ground, a victim can suffer broken bones, head trauma, bruises and lacerations. These injuries may require extensive rehabilitation and even surgeries in order to properly heal.
Because of this, medical bills can be costly. Victims could lose their assets in order to pay for necessary medical care. Those who slip and fall due to someone else’s negligence may be able to recover compensation in order to pay these expenses. Victims should seek to protect their legal rights.
The Louisiana Record, “Slip and fall in Sprite leads to suit against Coke” Michelle Keahey, Dec. 03, 2013