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Slip-and-fall accidents: Woman sues McDonald's after alleged fall

One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen, and when they do, they can happen in a split second. In the state of South Carolina, business and property owners have a legal obligation to keep their stores and properties hazard-free. Objects or fluid on floors can quickly lead to slip-and-fall accidents and injuries to visitors. Even things like sidewalks that have fallen under disrepair have the potential to cause great harm. Any accident caused by these dangerous conditions could be grounds for legal action.

A woman in another state allegedly suffered injuries due to hazardous conditions outside a McDonald's restaurant and she has filed a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the woman encountered an uneven, irregularly raised sidewalk while walking outside the restaurant. Allegedly, the uneven walkway caused the woman to slip and fall.

As a result of the fall, the woman claims to have suffered significant injuries to her spine and limbs, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia. She holds the restaurant responsible for her injuries and claims that the owners were negligent in maintaining the walkway and failed to repair the condition of the walkway. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000 along with interest and court costs.

Unfortunately, hazards or dangerous areas in stores and restaurants injure thousands of people each year across the United States. When dangerous conditions are present inside or around these places of business, owners are required to at least provide warning to customers and visitors, and to correct the problem at the earliest opportunity. Those in South Carolina who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents may be able to take legal action. Damages from a successful claim could aid in physical and financial recovery.

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