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A boy in another state injured himself in a slip-and-fall accident at his elementary school, and his mother blames the accident on the school district. She has filed a premises liability claim against the school and the district. Those who suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents in West Virginia have the right to seek full financial accountability from the property owners deemed responsible for these accidents.

Apparently, the boy entered the school restroom during recess. All of a sudden, he reportedly lost his balance on a substance that had been left on the bathroom floor. The mother claims that the school district allowed this substance to stay on the floor and did not warn students about the hazardous condition.

The woman alleges that the school district should have realized that a warning was appropriate to keep students, including her son, from being injured. As a result of his fall, the boy allegedly suffered permanent and severe injuries. The woman asserts that her son will continue to experience pain and suffering and is left to struggle with a disability. In addition, his medical care costs are expected to be substantial.

The mother seeks an unspecified amount in financial damages. Individuals who are hurt in slip-and-fall accidents stemming from property owners’ negligence may unfortunately suffer physically, financially and emotionally as a result of their falls. In West Virginia, an attorney can provide the guidance necessary to ensure that one’s best interests are protected during one’s pursuit of justice in the civil court system.

Source: Joliet, IL, Patch, “Mother Sues Joliet District 86 After Son Slips In Boys Bathroom“, John Ferak, Dec. 22, 2017