In Nevada and across the country, thousands of people are injured every year due to dangerous conditions in shops, stores and restaurants. Premises liability laws were established in all states to protect patrons and all legal visitors of these public places. Unfortunately, basic duties such as cleaning up spills can sometimes be neglected, leaving potential hazards that could cause injuries.
A man in another state alleges that he slipped and fell in a store and he has filed a lawsuit. The lawsuit asserts the man was an invitee at the store and encountered liquid on the floor. According to the lawsuit, the man slipped on the liquid substance and fell, suffering injuries.
The plaintiff claims that were no signs posted to warn of the alleged hazard. He seeks to hold the defendant responsible over claims that the defendant took no action to remove the hazard and also failed to provide a warning. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $200,000 plus all other entitled relief.
Stores, shops and other businesses should be safe places where customers can visit without fear of being injured. For many people in Nevada, shopping and perusing stores are wonderful stress-relieving activities. Owners and employees are required by law to offer safe environments for their customers. Victims who have been injured by hazardous conditions in stores or shops can take legal action. By filing a premises liability claim, victims could receive a significant monetary award to replace lost wages and help with medical expenses that have accrued as a result of injuries suffered.