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Slip-and-fall accidents may involve liquid on floor

| Nov 12, 2016 | Uncategorized

In other state, a woman recently claimed that she suffered injuries as a result of the carelessness of a Walmart store. Slip-and-fall accidents can occur if businesses in West Virginia and elsewhere fail to keep their properties clear of hazards. However, individuals who are hurt in these types of accidents have the right to try to hold the reportedly at-fault businesses accountable.

The woman in the out-of-state case asserted that she was shopping at the store one day when she was involved in an accident there. Specifically, some liquid had reportedly been left on the store’s floor. She allegedly ended up stepping in and slipping on the liquid.

The woman claimed she fell on the floor due to the liquid and was injured. The woman has accused Walmart of being negligent. She is seeking unspecified damages in her case.

Injuries stemming from slip-and-fall accidents in West Virginia can unfortunately cause physical and emotional challenges. They can also lead to financial challenges if they prevent a person from being able to return to work for an extended period of time. An individual who has been injured in this type of accident because a business did not exercise a reasonable degree of care has the right to file a liability claim, seeking damages. Monetary compensation cannot undo the events leading to the person’s injury, but it may help the victim to experience a sense of justice in the case. Financial damages can also help to address emotional distress and pain and suffering caused by these types of accidents.

Source:, “Shopper claims she was caused to slip and fall in a Walmart“, Carrie Bradon, Nov. 1, 2016