A West Virginia slip and fall accident can cause a wide range of injuries. The nature of the injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents usually depends on the force of the fall and the position in which the victim hits the ground. A man in another state recently sued a company operating a parking garage, claiming that he fell on dangerous property.
The doctor asserted that he was leaving work when he slipped and fell on newly applied paint on the surface of the parking garage. It is alleged that the defendant was negligent in having the paint applied without a non-slip substance. Reportedly, other parts of the garage had painted with a non-slip substance.
On the day following the Feb. 4, 2014 accident, he apparently learned that his left ankle was fractured as a result of the incident. Per the doctor’s orders, he was unable to work for a week or more. When he tried to return to his job after about two weeks, he says it was difficult to walk between rooms to perform exams and visit patients. The parking service company has been accused of failing to take appropriate measures with regard to the repair of its premises.
The man seeks a judgment for monetary damages for physical pain and suffering — past, present, and future. He also seeks damages for emotional distress, future disability, lost income, and medical expenses. People who have been injured in West Virginia slip-and-fall accidents have the right to seek justice by pursuing claims for financial losses in civil court. To prevail, it will be necessary to establish financial liability on the part of the defendant by appropriate evidence.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Parking garage sued by the doctor for ankle fracture allegedly suffered in slip and fall“, Andrey Burin, March 25, 2015