By Jer - 15/07/2013 23:36 - United States - Louisville
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Yes but a door by law (most countries) cannot be capable of locking a person in with no means of escape, particularly in an emergency. This door was clearly not to code, and would indeed be grounds for a lawsuit. OP could have suffered a trauma from being sealed in a confined space. OP may now or may already have been claustrophobic. Either way, the mall put undue stress on them by creating a potentially dangerous and traumatic situation. Yes OP could sue, and the mall would likely settle before it reached court, and would properly fix that door.
Unless you were legitimately trying to cause damage, it shouldn't have fallen over to easily, so I see it as their fault. If they are going to store hundreds of dollars worth of goods on something unstable (you could say), I don't see how you could get stuck with the responsibility of paying for it. People are clumsy, and businesses have insurance for accidents. (;
So why couldn't you be a decent person and help the poor employee who had to clean it up? I guess people just aren't willing to take any kind of responsibility for their actions anymore.