When you spend money in a store or at a restaurant, you enter into an unspoken pact with the proprietors of that establishment: In exchange for your hard-earned cash, you expect to be able to shop, eat, work, or simply walk through that facility unharmed.
Should you sustain a serious injury in public through no fault of your own, enlisting a personal injury attorney to explore a possible premises liability lawsuit on your behalf can help you recover money lost to medical expenses as well as insure that no one else is harmed in a similar way.
Here’s a look at two typical premises liability cases.
- Premises Liability Case Study No. 1: Attorneys for an elderly woman who tripped and fell inside a commercial elevator won a $4.5 million settlement after they proved that the elevator’s floor boards were uneven, and that the elevator maintenance company had long been aware of the problem.
- Premises Liability Case Study No. 2: Attorneys for a family whose toddler was seriously burned by scalding water from a teapot at a Chinese restaurant won a $285,000 settlement after a waiter at the restaurant left the teapot on their table directly in front of the child. The boy tried to drink from the teapot spout, which subsequently burned his lips, mouth and esophagus. His parents’ lawyers successfully argued that in addition to the child’s wounds, the entire family experienced emotional distress as a result of the incident.
If you were seriously injured on someone else’s property through no fault of your own, please contact the Little Rock personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Alan LeVar for your free case consultation. Our Arkansas lawyers can be reached online or by calling (888) 220-7068.