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Alleged dangerous property conditions cause woman's fall

A woman in another state has claimed that she was injured at a market due to the business's negligence. The woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against the company. If dangerous property conditions at a business cause injury to a customer in West Virginia or elsewhere, it is within the rights of the customer to take legal action.

In the out-of-state case, the woman claims that she was invited to go to the food market in August. While at the store, she suddenly slipped and fell on water that had been left on the floor. The woman claims that her slip-and-fall accident caused her injuries.

As a result of the incident, the woman claims to have suffered mental anguish and pain. She also asserts that she has accrued bills for the medical treatment of her injuries. She claims that the food market was responsible for her injuries because it created and did not correct its dangerous property conditions. The market is also being accused of failing to warn the woman of the property's defective condition.

As part of her lawsuit, the woman is requesting a jury trial. She is also seeking monetary relief of an amount between $200,000 and a million dollars. Companies in West Virginia and other states have a duty to protect their customers through exercising a reasonable degree of care. If they fail to do this and customers are injured on their properties due to dangerous property conditions, they may be held liable through the civil court system. Financial responsibility must be established based upon a showing of negligence before damage claims will be determined.

Source:, "Randall's Food Markets Inc. shopper claims water on floor caused her to slip, fall", Philip Gonzales, Dec. 13, 2016

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