A woman in Galveston County is suing the grocery store chain HEB on premises liability claims, arguing that she was hurt inside of one of its stores. Water had apparently accumulated near the store’s entrance and caused her to slip. She fractured her femur in the accident, which led to an infection afterwards.
The plaintiff is seeking over $100,000 in compensation for her injuries. This dollar amount is above the median compensation for premises liability claims, but it is well within the probability range for damages.
What Are Some Premises Liability Statistics?
Premises liability claims are filed for many reasons and the damages secured can vary as well. The following are some interesting statistics provided by Jury Verdict Research for premises liability claims for the years 2004 to 2010:
- The median compensation for a premises liability claim is $92,611, with a probability range of $28,328 to $336,373. The highest award was for $102,714,734.
- Knee injuries are the most common premises injury, accounting for 11 percent of all injuries in the cases for the study. Ankle injuries made up 9 percent for second place. Other major injuries were disc injuries (8 percent), leg injuries (7 percent) and shoulder injuries (6 percent). Arm, spinal nerve and wrist injuries all occurred about 5 percent of the time.
- Wrongful death occurred 4 percent of the time in premises liability cases.
Businesses are required to ensure that all safety hazards are cleared up so that debris, water or objects do not injure customers, workers or passersby. Someone other than yourself should pay for the financial and hospital costs of a serious injury caused by another person’s negligence. Seek an Austin premises liability attorney today so that you can get the help that you deserve.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney