For many people in Maryland, shopping in malls and department stores is a normal and enjoyable activity. However, no person expects to fall and suffer an injury when they are visiting their favorite stores and businesses. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens to thousands of shoppers every year across the country. In Maryland, all businesses and public establishments are required by law to maintain a safe and hazard-free environment or provide warning of existing hazards.
Personal injury lawsuit
In another state, a woman filed a lawsuit after she allegedly slipped and fell while shopping in a popular pet store. According to the lawsuit, the woman was shopping in a store that allows pets inside when she encountered dog feces on the floor. The lawsuit said the woman stepped in the feces which caused her to slip and fall. The woman claimed that she suffered serious and permanent injuries due to her fall.
Along with her physical injuries, the plaintiff said she also sustained lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and incurred medical expenses. She holds the defendants responsible over claims that the store failed to provide a safe shopping environment and failed to provide warning of the hazardous conditions. The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages, court costs, attorney fees and other just relief.
Obtaining legal assistance
Anytime a person suffers injuries from a fall, their medical treatment can be expensive and they often lose income since they are unable to work. Those in Maryland who suffer personal injury due to the negligence of another party can speak with an experienced attorney about their options for legal recourse. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help victims recover lost wages and pay medical expenses.