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Man files premises liability suit after alleged fall at a mall

Shoppers in the state of Nevada should be able to visit businesses and shops without worrying about hazards that can potentially cause harm. Things like water leaks, inadequate lighting and other hazards can lead to serious injuries. It is the responsibility of the property owner to take care of issues such as these and provide a safe environment reasonably free of hazards for patrons and invitees. What can be done when patrons suffer injury due to unsafe property conditions? A man in another state was allegedly injured due to a hazardous conditions when visiting a mall, and he has filed a premises liability lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was a guest on the property where the incident happened. Allegedly, the plaintiff slipped and fell on a slippery substance that had been left on the ground. The plaintiff claims he suffered injuries to his neck, right arm and upper and lower back as a result of the fall.

The lawsuit accuses the property owner of negligence. The plaintiff alleges that the property owner failed to clean up the mess and failed to warn of the danger, which led to his fall. The plaintiff seeks damages as well as attorney fees and court costs.

Business and property owners can be held liable when poor conditions on their property result in injuries to visitors and workers. Nevada residents who suffer injuries due to these hazards can file premises liability lawsuits. A successful claim could result in much-needed compensation to cover medical expenses and other monetary losses accrued as the result of injuries.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Man from Puerto Rico allegedly slipped and fell Outlet Collection at Riverwalk", Carrie Bradon, May 31, 2017

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