Many Miami pet owners shop at their local Petco to buy the supplies they need to properly care for their cats, dogs, birds, rodents and other pets. One woman shopped there in July 2012 and ended up with multiple injuries after a slip and fall accident. She recently filed a premises liability suit against the pet store chain.
The Philadelphia woman is accusing Petco Animal Supplies Inc. of negligence because the store allowed the dangerous condition — a liquid spill of some sort — to exist. The woman stepped in the puddle while she was shopping and fell to the ground. As a result, she seriously hurt her back, head and hip.
The woman filed the lawsuit on Feb. 11. She is seeking an unknown amount of money from Petco for the financial losses and physical pain she suffered in the fall.
A slip and fall injury can cause serious injuries to a victim. Broken bones, head trauma and back and shoulder injuries are all common. These injuries can result in rehabilitation, surgery and, in severe cases, even death.
Businesses have a duty to keep customers safe while they shop on the premises. When a property owner allows a dangerous condition to exist, it puts its customers at risk. These customers can suffer permanent health issues as well as financial losses. Slip and fall victims can become unable to work or even perform daily tasks. Fortunately, they do have the option to sue the liable party. A lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
Source: The Pennsylvania Record, “Petco named in slip and fall lawsuit” Thomas Kallies, Mar. 03, 2014