A woman in another state recently asserted that she was injured while shopping at a Walmart store. She therefore decided to sue the giant retailer. Consumers in West Virginia who suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents at businesses have the right to seek to hold these companies accountable for their injuries.
In the recent case in another state, the woman claimed that, while she was at Walmart back in June of 2015, she stepped in a puddle of water on the floor. She reportedly ended up slipping and falling due to the water. The woman claimed that Walmart did not maintain the store in such a way as to prevent customers from being injured.
Walmart is also blamed for not inspecting the floor where the woman slipped. As a result of her alleged slip-and-fall accident, the woman suffered physical injuries and great pain. She also accrued medical expenses. As part of her lawsuit alleging dangerous property conditions, the woman is seeking a jury trial and a judgement of more than $50,000.
Getting injured at a business can unfortunately be costly emotionally, physically and financially. Fortunately, businesses that have been negligent in keeping their properties safe and free of hazards for customers may be held liable for the injuries that their carelessness causes. Any customers who are hurt in slip-and-fall accidents in West Virginia have the right to file premises liability claims, with successful claims potentially leading to monetary damage awards that can help with covering medical costs, the loss of wages due to having to miss work and other related losses.
Source: madisonrecord.com, “Shopper sues Wal-Mart over slip, fall at Highland store“, Noddy A. Fernandez, June 19, 2017