On Jan. 6, a woman filed a premise liability suit in the Jefferson County District Court against J.C. Penney Corp. Inc., claiming that the suffered injuries when she stepped on debris and then slipped and fell. According to an article in the Southeast Texas Record, the suit alleges that the defendant failed to properly inspect its premises, failed to warn of the dangerous condition, and failed to make the premises safe. If you are ever in this type
of accident, contact the Todd R. Durham Law Firm and we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Slip and Fall Cases
In this particular instance, the article did not have information on what type of injuries the woman suffered nor the amount of damages she was seeking. Sometimes, however, these types of slip-and-fall injuries can last for years, resulting in potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses.
An owner of a business has the legal duty to ensure that his or her property is safe for all who enter legally. If that owner either did – or should have – know of a dangerous situation and failed to remedy that situ
ation, then the owner can be held liable for any damages. For example, a floor with a puddle of water is a dangerous situation. If the owner does not have that puddle cleaned up and someone falls, then he or she can be considered negligent and be targeted by a premise liability lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a business owner, contact the Todd R. Durham Law Firm online or call us at 214-222-4000 for a free consultation. If we believe you have grounds for a premise liability lawsuit, we can help you get the money you deserve.