When stores do not maintain premises that are safe for the public to use, members of the public in West Virginia can end up getting injured and unfortunately rack up medical bills. One woman in another state said she was recently injured at a Walgreens due to negligence on the part of the store. She has filed a civil suit against the drug retailer, alleging dangerous property conditions.
According to the lawsuit, the woman was going into a Walgreens store one day. All of a sudden, the door closed and ended up striking her. The woman asserted that this caused her to fall.
The woman claimed that Walgreen Co. was negligent in that it failed to keep the door in a safe and appropriate condition, in addition to engaging in other negligent omissions and acts. She alleged that the incident caused her to suffer major shock to the nervous system, broken bones, lacerations, contusions, and the aggravation of pre-existing ailments and injuries. She is seeking more than $50,000 in the case.
Businesses have a duty to maintain their properties in safe condition. When they fail to do this, it is within the rights of any people injured on their properties as a result to file premises liability claims against them. Victims may seek damages, which — if achieved — may help to cover hospital bills, lost wages and other expenses resulting from the dangerous property conditions. Competent proof of negligence is necessary to establish financial responsibility in a manner that the civil court finds satisfactory in the state of West Virginia.
Source: cookcountyrecord.com, “Woman alleges premises liability against Walgreens“, Robbie Hargett, Feb. 12, 2016