A customer who was reportedly injured after she tripped over a shopping cart left in a Walmart aisle has filed now filed a negligence lawsuit.
The woman filed a complaint on April 3 in the Orange Circuit Court against Walmart Stores Inc., alleging the Orlando shopping center failed to use due care to maintain its premises in a safe condition.
According to the complaint, the woman claims that on Feb. 5, 2016, she visited the Orlando store and tripped and fell over a cart that was left in the walkway.
As a result, she sustained bodily injury, pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, loss of earnings, and medical expenses.
She holds Walmart responsible because the store allegedly failed to adequately inspect and maintain the walkway, and failed to correct or warn visitors of the danger of carts in the walkway.
When you choose to visit a retail store, you expect that you will be provided with a reasonably safe shopping experience. In fact, retail businesses are legally obligated to keep their premises safe for customers. If you suffer an injury from a hazard on store premises, you could have a valid claim against the business.
While many retail injury claims are slip and fall or trip and fall claims, there are many other injuries that occur within a store, including:
- Faulty staircases
- Uneven floors
- Broken or poorly maintained escalators and elevators
- Falling merchandise
- Insufficient lighting in parking lots
- Shelving mishaps
- Lack of security