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Premises liability: Woman awarded almost $700,000 in lawsuit

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world, and rightfully so. This electric city is famous for its world-class dining, shopping and entertainment. Fortunately, the owners and operators of these establishments are obligated to protect patrons and visitors. Premises liability laws in Nevada say that property and business owners must remove hazards and provide a safe environment for all customers. When dangerous conditions or neglect causes injuries to visitors, legal action can be taken.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was allegedly injured when tables fell on her in a store. The lawsuit claimed the woman was shopping for tables in the store and and looking at a display. Allegedly, the display fell forward, causing some of the tables to crash into her.

The plaintiff alleged she was badly injured by the falling display and needed a series of medical treatments to treat her injuries. According to claims, the woman underwent spinal surgery and was told that she will need knee surgery. She claimed the defendant was negligent and allowed a hazardous environment to exist, which caused her injuries. Reportedly, a federal judge awarded the plaintiff over $677,000 in the lawsuit.

Every year, thousands of people across the country are injured in stores and other public establishments. When those in Nevada suffer injuries due to the negligence of property or business owners, legal action can be taken. By filing a premises liability claim, victims could be awarded much-needed compensation to help with lost wages, medical expenses and other monetary losses

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