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Alleged dangerous property conditions at school lead to suit

A woman in another state claims that she suffered an injury in a school cafeteria due to the school district's carelessness. As a result, she recently filed a premises liability claim against the school district. If dangerous property conditions in West Virginia or elsewhere cause a visitor at the property to suffer injuries, the owner of the property may be held financially responsible for resulting injuries.

The woman claims that she was lawfully on the school property as a business invitee. She entered the school building through the door to the cafeteria. That is when she reportedly slipped and fell due to the dangerous condition of the property. Specifically, the school district is accused of not maintaining the cafeteria door entryway and not properly maintaining the floor in the area.

The woman asserts that the floors were slippery and wet at the time of the incident. In addition, the layout in the entryway was allegedly dangerous because she had to leave the mat in the area to step on the linoleum floor. The woman's reported slip-and-fall accident caused her to suffer a broken neck as well as to tear her left rotator cuff, along with other injuries.

As part of her lawsuit, she seeks over $50,000 along with other relief. Anyone in West Virginia who is hurt due to dangerous property conditions may be entitled to file a liability claim in an effort to right any wrong that has been committed. Competent proof of negligence is required to establish liability in a matter that satisfies the civil court hearing the case.

Source: pennrecord.com, "Plaintiff's broken neck and torn rotator cuff due to school cafeteria floor, lawsuit says", Nicholas Malfitano, Feb. 10, 2017

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