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Property owners can be held liable in slip-and-fall accidents

Shoppers in the state of Nevada should have the freedom to visit stores without fear of suffering injury. Unfortunately, business and property owners sometimes neglect to properly clean areas or warn visitors of potential hazards on their property. Water or other slippery material left on the floor can cause slip\-and\-fall accidents. It is the responsibility of the property owner to take care of issues such as these and provide a safe environment for all visitors. Business and property owners can be held accountable when injuries occur due to negligence.

A man in another state is suing the owners of a retail store after he allegedly suffered a fall caused by a substance left on the floor of the store. According to the lawsuit, the man had visited the store and was shopping. As he was shopping, he allegedly slipped and fell due to a slippery substance left on the ground.

The plaintiff accuses the defendant of negligence by failing to clean up the substance. The defendant is also accused of failing to warn of the danger and overall negligence of management. The plaintiff seeks all reasonable sums due, as well as court costs and attorney fees.

The state of Nevada is experiencing a population boom, making shops and businesses across the state more crowded than ever before. Business and property owners have a responsibility to prevent slip-and-fall accidents by keeping their property safe for visitors. When hazards left on the floor of shops and businesses cause injury to those lawfully on a property, the owners can be held accountable. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in compensation to victims that could be used cover medical expenses and other monetary losses.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Man seeking damages for alleged slip and fall in Save-A-Lot", Carrie Bradon, June 12, 2017

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