When a person is injured after slipping and falling in a parking lot or other area of a privately or publically owned property in Fulton County, Georgia, he or she may automatically think of going after the property owner for compensation. While this may be the right course of action in a majority of premises liability lawsuits, there are some accidents where someone other than the property owner may be to blame.
This seems to be the case in a slip and fall accident that occurred in a hospital parking lot in Illinois. The woman who was injured in the accident has recently filed a premises liability lawsuit. At first glance, the lawsuit may look like any other premises liability lawsuit except for the fact that the woman is suing the company that was in charge of maintaining the parking lot instead of the hospital itself.
The woman says she slipped and fell on black ice as she was getting out of her car at the hospital on March 26, 2013. The woman claims that the maintenance company failed to properly remove the snow and ice and did not salt the area. As a result of the accident, the woman fractured her ankle. She is seeking over $50,000 in compensation for her medical expenses, pain and suffering and disability and disfigurement.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of a property owner or maintenance company, you may wish to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
Source: The Madison-St. Clair Record, “Slip and fall on black ice at Memorial leads to suit against lot maintainer,” Sep. 4, 2014