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Convenience stores can be sites of slip-and-fall accidents

When people shop at businesses in West Virginia, they naturally expect these companies to have maintained their properties in safe condition. When this does not happen, slip-and-fall accidents can easily occur, leading to potentially serious injuries that detract from a person's quality of life. One woman in another state recently sued a convenience store after reportedly slipping and falling there due to the store's negligence.

The woman said she entered the food mart one day to buy some beverages. She went to the store's cooler area and obtained some drinks from the cooler. However, as she was heading to the shop's checkout counter, she reportedly slipped and fell due to the presence of water on the store's floor.

The woman said the slip-and-fall accident caused her to suffer injuries to her shoulders and right knee. She claimed that the store was careless in that it did not warn customers about the floor's slick condition. The woman said the accident has caused her to incur medical expenses totaling about $70,000.

The woman said the accident has caused her the loss of the enjoyment of life, mental anguish, pain and suffering and the loss of mobility. She is seeking over $50,000 as well as costs of the lawsuit as part of her legal suit. Customers who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents in West Virginia have the right to file premises liability claims against the allegedly at-fault companies, pursing damages. If awarded, these damages may help them to cover the monetary losses stemming from these types of accidents.

Source: madisonrecord.com, "Missouri woman sues Food Mart over slip and fall", Robbie Hargett, Oct. 5, 2015

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