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Slip and falls can cause serious injuires

It is the responsibility of building owners and business owners to keep their buildings and establishments safe and free of hazards. Unfortunately, it seems that slip and falls are becoming more and more common these days not only in the state of Nevada, but all across the country. Hazards left on the floor from routine maintenance or cleaning can be very dangerous and can cause serious harm to patrons and visitors. A lawsuit was filed recently in another state after a woman allegedly fell in her place of work and was injured.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was injured after a wet floor caused her to fall. The plaintiff claims that, while on her way to use the restroom, she encountered liquid on the floor that she was unaware of. The liquid made the floor slick and allegedly caused the woman to fall.

The plaintiff claims that there were no signs displayed to warn her or others of the danger of the wet floor. She is accusing the building owner of negligence and failing to properly train employees on how to clean the building. The plaintiff seeks reasonable damages, including attorney fees and court costs.

Business and property owners across the United States can be held financially responsible when negligence and/or hazards on their property cause injuries to visitors and patrons. Injuries can mean time away from work, which can lead to financial instability when facing mounting medical bills. Nevada residents who have been injured due to slip and falls can benefit from seeking the assistance of a personal injury attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit can result in compensation that can be used to cover medical expenses as well as other monetary losses.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Woman accuses New Orleans building owner of negligence in slip and fall case", Carrie Bradon, May 10, 2017

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