A couple in another state recently claimed that an eatery there caused the husband to suffer injuries on the premises due to the restaurant's negligence. They have thus decided to file a premises liability lawsuit against the company. Likewise, those in West Virginia who are hurt in accidents, such as slip-and-fall accidents, resulting from businesses' carelessness have the right to take legal action.
In the out-of-state case, the couple claimed that they went to the eatery back in May 2018. During their visit, the husband decided to use a self-serve drink area to refill his beverage before returning to his seat. However, after taking a couple of steps, he allegedly slipped on a wet floor and fell down.
According to the lawsuit, the husband sustained significant injuries. These injuries have reportedly caused him not only physical discomfort but also mental pain and suffering. They also allegedly caused him to accrue hefty medical bills, in addition to preventing him from being able to work. The couple in the lawsuit asserted that the eatery created a condition that was dangerous and failed to warn the husband about it. As part of their lawsuit, the couple is requesting a trial by jury along with a monetary award of more than $57,000.
Businesses in West Virginia have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe for customers to use. If they fail to do this, patrons can easily suffer injuries in slip-and-fall accidents. Fortunately, those who suffer injuries in such accidents have the right to seek financial damages through the civil court system. An understanding of what facts need to be proved will likely be critical for prevailing in this type of court case.