A shopper’s slip and fall lawsuit against a grocery store was removed to New Orleans federal court earlier this month. On August 11, 2010, Mary brown filed suit against the parent company of Winn-Dixie Stores in Orleans Parish Civil District Court after she allegedly slipped on grapes while shopping in a local store. On January 11th, 2012 Winn-Dixie successfully removed the case to federal court.
According to Brown, several grapes were left on the floor of a Winn-Dixie grocery store which caused her to slip, fall, and become injured while shopping. She purportedly sustained damage to her shoulder, back, hips, and legs during the accident. Brown has accused the grocery store of negligence for maintaining the premises in a careless and reckless manner, creating and failing to correct an unreasonably dangerous condition, failing to clean the store, failing to act prudently and reasonably, and failing to warn shoppers of a hazardous condition. She is seeking compensation from the grocery chain for suffering and pain, medical expenses, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, court costs, attorney’s fees, and other damages.
In Louisiana, property owners are required to maintain a certain standard of safety on their premises and a failure to maintain a safe environment may result in a lawsuit. A claimant injured on a business or individual’s property must be an invitee, such a shopper in a business, in order to file a premises liability lawsuit. Louisiana law does not allow a party injured while trespassing to seek financial recovery from a property owner.
There are three common categories of premises liability accidents. They are: construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, and trip and fall accidents. For each category of accident, it is important that any injuries are well documented and treated by a physician. An individual injured while invited onto someone else’s property may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages such as pain and suffering. If you were injured due to the negligence of a property owner, a skilled premises liability attorney can explain the types of damage awards you may be eligible to receive due to your injuries.
It is recommended that anyone who finds themselves injured due to a property owner’s negligence contact a lawyer as soon as possible. J. Price McNamara, an experienced Contact the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, can explain the types of damage awards you may be eligible to receive if you were injured as a result of another person’s negligence. J. Price McNamara will guide you through the legal process and explain each step along the way. He handles personal injury cases throughout Louisiana including New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, and Lafayette.
If you would like assistance with filing your personal injury claim, call J. Price McNamara today at (866) 248-0580. You may also contact him through his website.