Arnold & Itkin has filed suit in Harris County on behalf of an Oklahoma woman who was struck by a motorist while celebrating her retirement in Galveston, TX.
Our client was at the very first stop of a cross-country trip celebrating her retirement when the incident occurred. She and her husband had stopped at a local grocery store and market in Galveston, but as she was walking to the front door of the establishment, a motorist struck and ran her over. Our client experienced catastrophic injuries, which required multiple emergency surgeries and in-facility care that lasted for more than three months.
Commercial property owners in Texas and nationwide have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures that protect lawful visitors and customers from harm. Our premises liability attorneys have experience litigating cases involving the need for bollards (short, thick posts that can act as protective barriers between motorists and pedestrians) at commercial properties that have direct pull-in parking spots facing walking areas.
In this instance, the store did not have any bollards to protect our client or any other pedestrian from harm. We will use our experience to help our client hold both the driver and the property owner responsible for the life-changing injuries they have caused.