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Premises liability suit filed against cruise ship operator

A woman in another state recently claimed that she slipped and fell on a cruise ship. The accident, which allegedly occurred due to the casino's negligence, caused the woman to suffer lasting and severe injuries, and as a result, she has decided to sue the cruise ship company. Individuals in Nevada who suffer on the premises of businesses due to the business owners' carelessness likewise have the right to file premises liability lawsuits, seeking damages.

The woman involved in the cruise ship case asserted that she was aboard the vessel back in May of 2017. While she was making her way to the casino on the ship, she reportedly lost her footing and ended up falling on a deck there. According to the lawsuit, the surface of the deck was slippery because moisture had built up on it.

The woman claimed that the deck area where she fell lacked a coating that could have prevented her from slipping. Due to the alleged fall, the woman has reportedly experienced physical impairment, disfigurement and mental anguish. The woman claimed that she has also lost her ability to enjoy her life. As part of her lawsuit alleging the casino operator's negligence, she is seeking damages ranging from $200,000 to a million dollars.

Companies are expected to keep up their properties so as to prevent patrons from being injured there. Of course, this does not always happen. When patrons in Nevada end up suffering harm due to business owners' negligence, they have the right to pursue damages in civil court via premises liability claims. A judicial award of damages may help with paying for ongoing medical costs and even addressing pain and suffering stemming from these types of incidents.

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