Thursday, January 24, 2013

Retail Chain, Coca Cola Face Premise Liability Claim after Soda Package Fell on Foot

The retail chain, Target and the global beverage manufacturer, Coca Cola are now facing a premise liability claim over the injuries received by a woman after a package of beverage fell into her.

In the said lawsuit, which was filed by Laquelia Richard before the 24th Judicial District Court, she claimed that three or four 12-packs of Coca Cola soda fell off the shelf onto her foot while she was shopping at the Target at Manhattan Boulevard in Harvey.

Richard accused Target of failing to maintain safe premises, allowing a dangerous condition to exist on its premises, failing to order employees to secure the entire premise, and stacking too many cases of products on the aisle.

On the other hand, Coca Cola is accused of failing to exercise reasonable care, not seeing what should have been seen, failing to maintain reasonable and proper control, and stacking too many cases of products on the aisle.

Richard further claimed in her lawsuit that the incident has brought her with severe disabling injuries and incurred massive medical expenses.

Subsequently, she is seeking for unspecified damages for her physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity and permanent disability.

Under the law, if the property or business owner failed to provide any caution to his or her visitors regarding a possible hazard inside or outside his or her premises, a person may seek legal action and claim for damages once injured, noted by a Los Angeles premise liability lawyer.