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The parents of a Philadelphia boy recently brought suit against Kohl's Department Stores after their child was injured while at the store. Specifically, the parents claim their child was blinded in one eye and suffered brain injuries caused by a low-hanging display hook in a Kohl's store in 2012. According to court documents, on December 19, 2012, the then-6-year-old boy was shopping at Kohl's with his mother and sister when he dropped his hat and bent over to retrieve it. Instead, the child struck his right eye on the end of a display hook, which was used to hang children's clothing. Although the child underwent surgical procedures, he ended up losing sight in the eye. In addition, the suit claims that the child contracted meningoencephalitic, which resulted in seizures and tremors in addition to permanent cognitive deficits. The suit asserts that Kohl's was negligent and reckless by allowing the aisle to be overcrowded with merchandise and not providing signs or bright colors warning about the dangerous nature of the hooks, which were at children's eye level. The suit seeks more than $250,000 plus interest and costs.
If you are injured while on another person's property, the legal principle of premises liability dictates that the manager or owner of that property is responsible for your injuries if the accident was caused by negligence. While some accidents are unavoidable, many can be directly attributed to carelessness on the part of the property owner, such as failure to remove hazards on the property or to warn against known dangers. It is paramount to determine who bears the responsibility of an unsafe condition of a public place. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have experience with premises liability cases and can help you recover for injuries that you or a family member sustain while on a business owner's property that is open to the public. Pleasecontact us for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.
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