An ATM that was not properly secured fell on a customer’s foot in a CVS store recently. The suit claims the ATM became unsecured and came to rest on the customer’s foot and that CVS failed to properly operate, manage and control the machine. Allegedly, screws were missing from the ATM. The plaintiff in this case is seeking over $50,000 in damages for the injuries he sustained.

In a separate premises liability suit also filed in the circuit court, a woman alleges that a Wal-Mart store negligently placed a cart near a plant display, leading to her fall. The woman is suing Wal-Mart for damages totaling more than $30,000. The suit specifically alleges that Wal-Mart failed to keep its aisles clear of anything that could cause a fall. The plaintiff claims the cart was in an unsafe area near a table of plants.

Premises Liability Law deals with the body of law which makes the person in possession of land responsible for injuries suffered by persons present on the premises. These cases are sometimes referred to as “slip and fall” cases and often require the advice of a lawyer.