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A slip-and-fall accident in West Virginia can happen when a business fails to keep its floor clear of hazards. Unfortunately, slip-and-fall accidents can quickly cause serious and costly physical injuries. One woman in another state recently sued Save-A-Lot, a grocery chain, after allegedly slipping and falling at the store due to the company’s negligence.

The woman said she was going into the store one day and all of a sudden lost her footing and fell. She claimed that the fall occurred because a foreign substance had been left on the floor. The woman said the store did not properly make sure that the building was safe for customers.

In particular, the store is accused of not inspecting the property or having a proper procedure in place for cleaning foreign substances. The woman also said the store allowed the foreign substance to stay on the floor and did not warn other people about the possibly dangerous condition. She said this could have been done by putting a cone or signs in the area.

The woman claimed that the slip-and-fall accident caused her to suffer major injuries to multiple areas of her body. She said as a result, she will continue to suffer from pain, lost wages and medical expenses. Her earning capacity has also reportedly been impaired. She is seeking over $50,000 in damages as part of her premises liability suit. People in West Virginia who have been hurt in business slip-and-fall accidents due to companies’ carelessness have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

Source: madisonrecord.com, “Customer sues Moran Foods over slip and fall accident“, Kasey Schefflin-Emrich, Oct. 28, 2015