Business properties in West Virginia are expected to be maintained in reasonable safe conditions, and unfortunately, when this does not happen, a customer can suffer the consequences physically and financially. A woman in a recent out-of-state case recently claimed she fell at a Winn-Dixie store due to the store’s negligence. She has therefore filed a lawsuit against the store, alleging dangerous property conditions.
According to her complaint, the woman was shopping at the store one day and stepped in a water puddle. She allegedly slipped on the puddle and fell to the floor. She claimed that the fall caused her to suffer disabling and severe injuries.
The plaintiff asserted that the store did not maintain its property’s condition appropriately and did not warn the woman of the safety hazard. She also claimed that the area of the water puddle should have been blocked off. The right standard of care also was not reportedly provided to the store customers.
The plaintiff claimed that the fall at Winn-Dixie resulted in her experiencing medical expenses and lost wages along with physical and mental pain. As part of her lawsuit alleging dangerous property conditions, the woman is seeking a jury trial along with a $5 million judgment and legal costs. An individual in West Virginia who has been hurt on a business’s property due to the carelessness of the property owner has the right to seek damages through a premises liability lawsuit. Financial responsibility has to be established in a manner that the civil court finds satisfactory before damage claims will be determined.
Source: louisianarecord.com, “Customer blames Winn-Dixie for injuries“, Jenie Mallari-Torres, Aug. 5, 2016