When people in West Virginia are hurt on a business property due to the carelessness of the property owner, they have the right to seek to hold the property owner accountable. In another state, one woman recently said she suffered injuries at a Walmart because of the store’s dangerous property conditions. She has thus filed a premises liability suit against the business.
According to her complaint, the woman was inside the store one day and came into contact with a floor mat that was raised and unbeveled. The mat was reportedly near the store’s main entrance, positioned near an ice machine. The woman claimed that the mat was a dangerous condition presenting an unreasonable risk to her.
The woman asserted she ended up tripping and falling on the raised floor mat. She alleged that Walmart did not reasonably inspect its premises, did not maintain its floor mat and did not warn the woman about the floor mat’s condition. The store is accused of allowing the mat to stay in a dangerous state, a situation that could have been avoided.
The woman claimed that her fall at the store caused her to suffer injuries to her knee, lower back, shoulder, hip and ankle. The fall also caused her pain and suffering, and she has had to pay health care bills for the treatment of her injuries. In her suit, she seeks $50,000 to $75,000 in addition to court costs. Liability has to be established in a manner that pleases the civil court before financial damage claims will be awarded in cases involving dangerous property conditions in West Virginia.
Source: madisonrecord.com, “Customer alleges Wal-Mart’s negligence caused her fall in store“, Molly English-Bowers, Feb. 26, 2016