There are many stores and retail chains that may see a multitude of customers come through their doors every day. These establishments may have a duty to provide consumers in New Mexico with a safe shopping environment and if they fail to identify and address safety hazards, the outcome may prove devastating. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against Dollar General after a slip-and-fall accident left her with severe injuries.
According to reports, the incident occurred as the woman was shopping at a local Dollar General store. While walking near the entrance of the store, her foot reportedly got caught on a rug with an upturned corner, prompting her to fall to the ground. The lawsuit states that she suffered multiple injuries in the process, including damage to one of her shoulders and legs and her kidney.
The woman claims that she had to undergo extensive medical care to treat her injuries and she says that she continues to experience issues with loss of mobility due to her injuries. The lawsuit claims that the condition of the rug created a dangerous environment, and she has accused the store of negligence in failing to address existing safety hazards. Loose or worn-out floor mats continue to be a leading cause of slip-and-fall incidents and the outcome of such accidents could pose a significant threat to a person’s health and safety.
When similar types of safety hazards exist, a slip-and-fall accident could take place at virtually any moment. Individuals in New Mexico who suffer serious or life-altering harm under similar scenarios may wish to exercise their rights to seek restitution accordingly, but they might need guidance in preparing for the process. When facing a similar situation, a person could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on his or her options and in preparing to navigate every step of the subsequent process.