According to a report, a resident of Philadelphia who suffered serious injuries when she slipped and fell at a local gas and convenience store on May 28, 2013 has filed a lawsuit. The injured woman claims that the incident was caused by negligent employees who failed in their responsibility to keep the walking area by the store’s gas pumps clear of ice. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
The slip and fall incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. when the woman visited the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Rising Sun and Wyoming avenues. The woman slipped on an icy patch when she was walking around the store’s gasoline pumps.
The suit alleges that the store and its workers were reckless and negligent because they did not forewarn the woman of the property’s icy conditions. It also claims that precautionary measures were not taken to inspect and safeguard the area for customers.
As a result of the incident, the woman suffered substantial physical injuries that may become permanent. In addition to her pain and suffering, the woman will also incur medical expenses and lose income due to her inability to work. The suit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Whenever an individual suffers serious injuries due to a property owner’s negligence, he or she may be eligible to pursue compensation for their damages by filing a personal injury claim. A lawyer may be able to assist the plaintiff by proving that the business owner was negligent in that he or she failed to make the property safe for its customers and warn them of dangerous conditions. Surveillance camera footage may provide evidence to support the claim.
Source: The Pennsylvania Record, “Slippery ice leads to lawsuit against Philly 7-Eleven,” Jim Boyle, August 01, 2014