Nevada is home to a multitude of stores and shops that provide residents and visitors with a variety of choices when it comes to shopping. Due to premises liability laws, property and business owners are obligated to provide a safe, hazard-free environment for customers. These laws state that all potential hazards must be removed or repaired. Examples of potential hazards are liquids on floors, foreign objects on floors or areas that have fallen under disrepair. Unfortunately, thousands of people across the country are injured in stores due to hazardous conditions.
A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly injured while visiting a Walmart store. The woman alleges that she encountered a foreign substance on the floor while she was shopping. According to the lawsuit, the foreign object caused the woman to slip and fall and suffer injuries
As a result of her injures, the woman suffered mental anguish, lost wages, pain and loss of household service, the lawsuit claims. The plaintiff seeks to hold the Walmart store responsible over claims that a dangerous condition was allowed to exist and while providing no warning of the hazard to customers. She seeks compensatory damages and all just relief.
Although the safety of all visitors is a primary concern for most business owners, dangers still exist that could potentially cause harm. In the state of Nevada, when the negligence of property or store owners results in injuries, victims can pursue legal action by filing a claim in civil court. A premises liability claim, if successful, can provide victims and families with financial relief to help with medical expenses and lost wages.