The O’Hara Law Firm represents the children of an elderly lady that was killed in the parking lot of a major retail store. The murderer was a criminal with a long history of criminal charges and convictions. There was a history of criminal activity at the store and surrounding area. The murderer was shot and killed by police shortly after he killed the victim. The family brought claims against multiple corporate defendants and obtained a seven-figure settlement with the defendants.
Premises liability is a legal term that designates the responsibility for a dangerous condition on land or in structures that lead to injuries.
The O’Hara Law Firm represents a client that was injured in a Kroger parking lot. The woman tripped and fell in a pothole because the property owner did not properly maintain the parking lot. One of the leading causes of injuries in parking lots are uneven surfaces and holes that create tripping hazards. Kroger is one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States. It should have policies and procedures in place to routinely check the parking lot for unsafe conditions.
Aldi is one of the leading discount supermarket stores in Texas and the United States. Aldi has over one hundred locations in Texas. Aldi’s stores have a smaller footprint because it relies heavily on store brands. Even though Aldi is a smaller grocery store than most standard grocery stores, many of the same slip and fall hazards may still exist in the store.
HEB is no stranger to lawsuits with over three hundred stores across Texas. However, despite hundreds of injury claims, if not more each year, HEB continues to execute unsafe practices in its stores. An O’Hara Law Firm client recently sued HEB for injuries she received when falling over an empty pallet in an aisle. The empty pallet never should have been laying in an aisle during normal business hours when customers are in the store.
The O’Hara Law Firm represents a woman who was injured at a Walmart store located in Houston, Texas. The woman was returning to her car when she fell in the parking lot. She tripped over bolts protruding out of the asphalt parking lot. The elderly woman injured her knees, back, neck and leg in the fall. The incident was reported immediately to Walmart management. The woman sought medical treatment after she returned to her home town.
After representing numerous clients injured at different stores, there are common patterns that emerge. Most people are familiar with slip and fall situations where a customer falls while stepping on a slippery surface. However, another common scenario is a customer tripping over an unexpected object on the floor. Often, the object is placed on the floor by an employee of the business, consequently, making the business liable for the injuries caused by the object. This exact scenario has occurred in stores such as Wal-Mart, CVS, HEB, Sam’s Club and other retail stores.