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Slip-and-fall accidents may lead to damage awards

A man in a different state recently claimed that he suffered injuries while at a casino. The injuries resulted from an alleged slip-and-fall accident. If slip\-and\-fall accidents occur in West Virginia because of the carelessness of the owners and/or managers of the properties where they take place, then they may be held liable for the injuries that result.

In the recent out-of-state case, the man claimed that he was going up a stairway at the casino one day. All of a sudden, he stepped in a substance and ended up slipping. The accident reportedly caused him to suffer serious injuries.

The man claimed that he suffered both mental and physical pain as well as disability and suffering as a result of the incident. In addition, he reportedly incurred a significant amount in medical expenses. According to his claim, the casino should be declared liable because the company did not inspect the property for the dangerous substance in a timely manner and did not clean up it up.

As part of his claim, the man is seeking a jury trial and is demanding an amount that will be determined at trial, along with costs and interest. When people in West Virginia are injured in slip-and-fall accidents, it is typically within their rights to file premises liability claims, seeking damages. A monetary award in a successfully litigated case may help to cover hospital bills and other expenses tied to these types of accidents. Claims for damages will be determined only once financial responsibility is established to the court's satisfaction.

Source:, "Man alleges he was injured in slip-and-fall accident at Silver Slipper Casino", Michael Abella, Oct. 21, 2016

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