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Slip-and-fall accidents: Woman files claim after fall

As summer arrives in South Carolina, people across the country will be visiting and vacationing here to take advantage of the wonderful weather and popular beaches up and down the coastline. Stores, restaurants and business will be booming with customers. More and more people will also be using outdoor facilities for fun and recreation. Property and business owners have an obligation to provide a safe environment for all those who legally visit. Unfortunately, property owners can neglect to take proper care of their facilities or warn visitors of potential hazards, and this can lead to slip-and-fall accidents.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit after she was injured due to hazardous conditions in a bank she was visiting. According to the lawsuit, the woman tripped and fell on an uneven surface while walking inside the building. Allegedly, her fall resulted in permanent injuries.

The lawsuit says the woman's sustained permanent, serious injuries to her right knee. Because of the incident, the woman claims she has suffered emotional distress, mental anguish and has accumulated medical expenses. She holds the defendants responsible and claims that they neglected to maintain a safe premises and failed to provide warning of the alleged hazard.

Laws established in South Carolina and across the country say that it is the responsibility of the building or property owners to provide a safe environment and to take the necessary precautions to eliminate potential hazards. Those that have been injured due to negligence in slip-and-fall accidents can file a claim in civil court. Damages awarded from a successful lawsuit can provide victims and families with compensation to help with medical expenses and other financial losses.

Source: wvrecord.com, "Fayette Co. woman sues after tripping, falling at Chase bank", Philip Gonzales, May 2, 2018

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