Local news reports share that a New Orleans woman was injured when walking through the Gretna Home Depot store. Jeanette Armstrong Hall filed the lawsuit on December 21, 2012 in the 24th Judicial Court against the store. She claims that she tripped over the rug at the entrance and it caused her to fall and incur serious injuries. According to her claim, this particular store was negligent in their responsibilities to maintain the store and provide a safe environment for the customers. Not only that, the plaintiff also addresses the fact that the store did not warn the customers or other employees that there were areas of wet carpet, At this time there has not been more information released regarding the woman's total expenses, neither for her pain and suffering or medical costs.
Slip and fall accidents are extremely common today, and they can be caused by a number of reasons. For example, the uneven and wet surfaces of the Home Depot let this visit to trip and fall and ultimately hurt her. These accidents can also happen as a result of poorly maintained road and walkways. In this case it is often the responsibility of these badly maintained roads have to do with the cities responsibility. When the city is negligent in their responsibility to maintain these roads, people can get severely injured.
These same philosophies apply for those who are walking into a store, the consumer expects to safely accomplish their task at the store and return home. Sustaining an injury because of a folded rug is not only unfortunate, but it is also the responsibilities of the store to make sure those heavy traffic areas are clear and safe. If you or someone you know were injured in a similar slip and fall accident; contact our firm immediately for the Shreveport injury lawyer you need!