A fall from any height could have the potential to cause harm to a person. The conditions under which the fall occurs could have a considerable impact on the injuries that result. If an individual suffers a catastrophic injury due to falling on someone else’s property, he or she may want to consider filing a premises liability claim.
Oklahoma residents may be interested in one out-of-state man’s case that was recently settled. Reports stated that the man was in a supermarket when he apparently slipped due to water being on the floor. The incident resulted in his suffering serious injuries, though it was unclear what specific injuries came about. Due to the harm he suffered, the man filed a lawsuit against the store.
The company offered a denial when it came to liability regarding the alleged water on the floor, but nonetheless, an arbitrator found the company 75 percent liable for the injuries the man suffered. At the time of the report, the man had undergone several surgeries due to his injuries and had accrued over $800,000 in due medical bills. He was awarded $1.5 million in the case, but an adjustment between the parties involved has lowered that amount to approximately $1 million.
Suffering a catastrophic injury that requires extensive medical treatment may cause a multitude of burdens. Oklahoma residents who have been seriously injured due to the conditions on someone else’s property may have cause to take legal action of their own. Successful premises liability claims could help individuals gain compensation for allowable damages.
Source: northjersey.com, “Man receives $1M settlement after falling in Wayne A&P“, Lisa Marie Segarra, Feb. 8, 2017
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