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A woman in a recent out-of-state case claimed that she recently fell at a restaurant due to the eatery’s negligence. She has thus filed a premises liability lawsuit against the restaurant, alleging dangerous property conditions. The restaurant being sued is Outback Steakhouse. Any person in West Virginia or another state who has been injured at a business due to the property owner’s negligence has the right to file a liability claim against the business, seeking damages.

According to the lawsuit, the woman was at the restaurant one day in May. All of a sudden, she made contact with some fluid on the establishment’s floor. She ended up slipping and falling on the wet floor.

The woman claimed that her slip-and-fall accident caused her to suffer a personal injury. She accused the restaurant of negligence because it reportedly failed to maintain its property in a safe manner. The restaurant has also been accused of not warning its customers about the dangerous floor.

As part of her lawsuit alleging dangerous property conditions, the woman is seeking unspecified damages. Once financial responsibility is established in a manner that pleases the civil court hearing a premises liability case, claims for monetary damages will be decided. Financial restitution in a case that is litigated successfully in West Virginia may help to cover the plaintiff’s hospital bills and even the loss of wages if his or her injury prevented him or her from being able to work. Monetary damages may also help to address pain and suffering as well as emotional distress caused by the unsafe property conditions.

Source: louisianarecord.com, “Woman is seeking damages following a slip and fall in an Outback Steakhouse“, Carrie Bradon, Sept. 27, 2016