A man from Manatee County has filed a lawsuit against an auto dealership based in Clearwater, alleging that negligence led to his injuries.
The plaintiff filed the premises liability suit in January in Pinellas County Circuit Court against the dealership, Dimmit Automotive Group. In the suit, he argued the defendant failed to properly reduce, minimize or otherwise eliminate the dangerous conditions on its premises.
In the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he was at the dealership May 5, 2016, when he got caught between two automobiles as he tried to prevent one from rolling backward onto him. He says he sustained bodily injuries that resulted in disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering and various expenses for medical care, nursing care and additional treatment and rehabilitation.
The man also alleges the business did not provide its employees with sufficient safety procedures and protocols while performing their duties and did not warn him of the dangerous conditions that led to the accident. He seeks damages of more than $15,000, along with attorney’s fees and court costs.
Moving ahead with a premises liability claim
Individuals, businesses and organizations must keep their premises reasonably safe for use. This is especially true of businesses that welcome customers onto their properties. If they are aware of a dangerous condition, they must provide proper warning to all people lawfully on the premises until such time as they can get the condition resolved. Such resolutions should occur as soon as is reasonably possible.
To learn more about what you must prove in a successful premises liability claim, consult an experienced Bradenton personal injury attorney with Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.