Shoppers in Pennsylvania usually expect stores to be tidy, clean and free from any serious dangers. Indeed, keeping property free from potential safety risks is actually the legal responsibility of an owner. When an owner is unable to immediately address a safety problem, signs must be put up to warn visitors of the risk. Unfortunately, many property owners do not take this responsibility seriously, which can lead to serious personal injury for unsuspecting victims.
A Pennsylvania Save-A-Lot allegedly failed to maintain a safe store environment back on Sept. 9, 2016. On that day, no one at the store cleaned up an unidentified liquid off the floor or posted signage warning customers of the danger. One customer ultimately slipped and fell on the slippery floor.
The victim suffered many injuries in the fall, including some to her back, neck, legs and arms. She also required surgery as part of her recovery efforts. The woman has since filed suit against Morgan Foods, LLC — which does business as Save-A-Lot — in an attempt to recover compensation related to her injuries, and has requested a trial by jury.
Since these types of accidents are sudden and unexpected, victims have little time to respond and often end up striking their heads or backs, which can cause severe trauma. The physical and financial toll of recovering from this type of personal injury can be overwhelming. Pursuing a premises liability suit is not uncommon for slip-and-fall victims in Pennsylvania, and any compensation recovered from a successful claim can be applied directly toward related damages.