A seemingly normal day out shopping can take a turn in a negative direction when someone has suffered an injury. A store is facing a lawsuit after a woman was allegedly injured on their property. The West Virginia woman claims that she suffered a personal injury when her walker overturned on the store's floor.
The woman reportedly suffered a significant amount of injuries and believes the store is responsible. The woman was shopping at Harbor Freight Tools at Tyler Plaza. While she was shopping, the wheels of a knee walker she was using ended up caught in an apparent defect in the floor. This instance caused the woman's knee walker to turn over and as a result, the woman fell down.
The woman suffered injuries from the fall, but the exact details of her condition have not been reported. The woman filed a lawsuit against the store and the plaza in an effort to recover expenses related to her injuries. She is requesting judgment for an unspecified amount of damages.
It is the duty of stores and any other businesses to make sure their property is safe for consumers. Failure to do so can result in a person falling and sustaining serious injuries. These injuries can require extensive care and could be life-altering to victims. West Virginia residents who have been injured on someone else's property may have the right to file personal injury suits against the other party. The civil court system will review evidence presented to determine if the other party's negligence caused or contributed to injuries.
Source: West Virginia Record, Shopper injury at Harbor Freight results in lawsuit, Whitney Brakken, March 18, 2014