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Retail store slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe injuries

One slip on the premises of a business in West Virginia may lead to injuries that continue to haunt a person years down the road. Slip-and-fall accidents can easily happen if a property owner fails to keep up his or her property. One woman in a recent out-of-state case said she recently suffered injuries after slipping at a Dollar General store.

The woman said she was shopping at the discount retailer one day. All of a sudden, she lost her footing after stepping into water that had accumulated on the floor. She reportedly fell as a result.

The woman said the accident caused her severe injuries. She has accused the store of not properly maintaining its premises. She said the store also allowed a foreign object to remain on the floor and did not warn customers about the danger. The woman is seeking unspecified damages for lost wages and medical expenses. She is also seeking damages for the loss of the enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

Companies in West Virginia are responsible for preventing dangerous property conditions that can lead to slip-and-fall accidents. Unfortunately, they are not always proactive about keeping their premises free from hazards, in which case they can be held liable. People who have suffered injuries, ranging from head and back injuries to broken bones, as a result of the company's negligence have the right to pursue monetary damages. Although monetary relief cannot undo the injuries, it may help the victim move forward from the tragic accident.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Dollar General sued for alleged injuries customer suffered in slip and fall", Kyle Barnett, Sept. 17, 2015

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