A woman in another state recently claimed that an investment corporation and elevator company were responsible for injuries she suffered while using an elevator. She has thus named them both in a premises liability lawsuit. Those in West Virginia who suffer injuries due to dangerous property conditions have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
The reported incident that sparked the woman’s lawsuit in the out-of-state case occurred in an office building. Specifically, the alleged accident took place in the lobby of the building’s eighth floor. That is where the woman claimed she suffered an injury due to tripping and falling.
According to the lawsuit filed in early February, the elevator came to a halt too high, and no warning was provided indicating that this could happen. Thus, when she attempted to get onto the elevator, the woman reportedly tripped on the high floor. The woman claimed that at that point she was thrown toward the elevator’s back wall. According to the suit, the two companies being sued did not inspect and maintain the elevator properly. The woman is seeking damages totaling about $1.3 million along with a trial by jury as part of the lawsuit.
Unfortunately, not all companies in West Virginia and elsewhere maintain their properties appropriately, which can lead to dangerous property conditions resulting in serious injuries. Fortunately, those injured due to the negligence of property owners have the right to seek the reimbursement of damages sustained. A successfully fought lawsuit might lead to a damage award that may help to cover medical bills and other losses resulting from the hazardous property conditions.
Source: sextexasrecord.com, “Woman sues following slip and fall prior to elevator ride“, John Suayan, Feb. 4, 2018