In the state of Virginia, business and property owners must adhere to strict rules and regulations that were put in place for the protection of customers and visitors. In order to adhere to these laws, floors and walkways must be cleared of foreign objects and faulty infrastructure must be repaired. Also, if hazardous conditions exist, warnings must be provided alerting customers to the potential dangers. Neglecting these duties can result in personal injury to unsuspecting patrons.
In another state, a man filed a lawsuit against a store after he fell on a sidewalk and suffered injuries. The lawsuit said the man was shopping in the store and encountered a broken section of sidewalk as he was leaving the store. According to claims, the broken sidewalk caused the man to fall and be injured.
The man claimed he suffered cuts and bruises, as well as injuries to his leg. He said he also suffered depression, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of income due to his injuries. Allegedly, he also incurred more than $100,000 in medical expenses. The man seeks to hold the store responsible over claims that the business failed to properly maintain the sidewalk.
The vast majority of public establishments in Virginia provide a safe and welcoming environment, but accidents still happen. Those in Virginia who have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of property or business owners may want to consider discussing the matter with a legal representative. By filing a lawsuit, victims could receive monetary relief for any pain, suffering or financial losses experienced as a result of injuries.