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Woman files premises liability claim after fall results in injury

Businesses and facilities in the state of Nevada and across the country have an obligation to keep their property safe for consumers and other invitees. Failure to eliminate hazards and maintain property can cause serious injury to those who visit. Property owners can be held legally responsible through a premises liability claim when negligence or failure to maintain their property causes or contributes to injuries to visitors.

Recently, a lawsuit was filed in another state after a woman allegedly tripped and fell due to hazards on a property she was visiting. The lawsuit claims that the plaintiff was using a restroom on the defendant's property and tripped on a metal protrusion. This caused her to fall face first onto broken pieces of concrete, which allegedly resulted in several injuries.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's injuries included injuries to her shoulder, knee and eye. The plaintiff claims that, along with pain and suffering, she also suffered loss of income and mounting medical expenses. The lawsuit alleges the defendant was negligent by failing to eliminate dangerous conditions and failing to properly inspect the premises. The plaintiff seeks trial by jury, compensatory damages, plus court costs and attorney fees.

Property owners in the state of Nevada and across the country have a responsibility to keep their property safe and free of hazards. However, when hazards or negligence cause injuries to visitors, those seriously injured can take action by filing a premises liability claim in civil court. A successfully litigated lawsuit can result in compensation that can be used to cover medical expenses and other financial losses accrued as a result of injuries.

Source: wvrecord.com, "Softball player blames Huntington parks for injuries near restroom", Philip Gonzales, June 7, 2017

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