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When a business property in West Virginia is not properly maintained, any hazards on the property may end up causing serious injuries to visitors. One man in another state recently said he injured himself at a Best Buy store when he fell on ice. He has filed a lawsuit against the store, alleging dangerous property conditions due to the business’s carelessness.

The man indicates he was at the Best Buy store one day and suddenly lost his footing when he stepped on ice behind the building. Reportedly, he fell and injured his back. The man claims both Best Buy and the realty group that owns the building where the store is located were negligent by failing to keep the property clean.

The man asserts that the realty group and store had a responsibility to keep the property free of snow and ice so that it would remain passable. The defendants also are accused of not adequately warning customers about a condition that could have easily caused injuries or falls. They allegedly did not properly look out for these types of hazardous conditions as well.

As part of his premises liability lawsuit, the man is pursuing between damages of $50,000 and $70,000 from each of the defendants, along with attorney fees and court costs. When dangerous property conditions in West Virginia cause a person to fall and get hurt, the resulting injury may keep a person from being able to go back to work to earn a living for a certain amount of time. A successfully presented liability claim in such a case could result in a judgment for monetary damages that may be used to help to cover the victim’s losses.

Source: madisonrecord.com, “Man seeks compensation for slip and fall on ice at Best Buy“, Molly English-Bowers, Dec. 20, 2015