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Alleged dangerous property conditions lead to girl’s injury

| Feb 18, 2016 | Personal Injury

When a facility in West Virginia does not exercise care in keeping its premises safe, visitors there may unfortunately end up with major injuries. Dangerous property conditions were recently blamed for the injuries that one girl recently suffered at a school in another state. The mother of the girl has thus decided to file a liability lawsuit against the school system of which the school is a part.

According to the woman’s complaint, a girl was walking in the gym at the high school and suddenly slipped and fell, suffering severe external and internal injuries. The suit alleged that the floor was covered with water. This reportedly created a slipping hazard for people who walked on the floor.

The plaintiff asserted that the school was careless and negligent by permitting the existence of a dangerous property condition, not maintaining the gym floor and not fixing the dangerous floor condition. The school is also blamed for not putting a barricade around the wet area as well as not giving the plaintiff enough of a warning regarding the dangerous condition. The woman is seeking a minimum of $50,000 in the case.

When facilities in West Virginia fail to remove hazards from their properties and people end up getting hurt there, the victims have the right to file premises liability claims against them, seeking damages. Financial restitution in a case involving dangerous property conditions may help to cover the cost of medical care, the loss of wages and other related expenses. It may also help to address pain and suffering and emotional distress caused by the hazardous property conditions.

Source:, “Mother sues East St. Louis school over daughter’s slip and fall“, Molly English-Bowers, Feb. 12, 2016