Oklahoma residents may not normally expect to get injured at a public place like Wal-Mart. However, accidents can and do happen at any given time and in any place. This is true even in locations where it seems as if there would not be a risk of injury. A woman has recently filed a premises liability lawsuit after she allegedly slipped and fell in the bathroom at a Wal-Mart in another state.
This incident took place roughly two years ago in the middle of September 2013. The woman claims that there was a substance on the bathroom floor that caused her to slip and fall. The woman claims to have sustain unspecified injuries because of the fall.
The plaintiff is asserting in her lawsuit that Wal-Mart failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition for consumers, and the store did not properly warn customers of the existence of a potentially dangerous condition. She wants to receive financial compensation for both current and past medical expenses, disfigurement, impairment, mental anguish, and physical pain and suffering. She is requesting as much as $200,000 in monetary damages,
Sadly, premises liability injuries often cause physical scars, emotional turmoil and financial burdens. Stores and companies have a duty to ensure that precarious conditions are not present in consumer-trafficked locations. When they fail to do this, they can sometimes be held liable for the injuries that are sustained by a customer while on store premises. Although it cannot reverse the facts of the case, a successfully litigated lawsuit in Oklahoma that warrants a monetary award may be able to help with the financial burden.
Source: setexasrecord.com, "Woman slips on 'substance' on Wal-Mart bathroom floor, sues for 200K", David Yates, Aug. 12, 2015