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Tools left lying on the floor can cause slip-and-fall accidents

Customers should not have to fear for their safety when they visit stores, restaurants and other public places. Laws have been established in the state of South Carolina for the protection of those who visit business and public properties. These premises liability laws say property and business owners must provide a safe, hazard-free environment for all lawful visitors. Far too often in stores across the country, tools and other foreign objects from remodeling projects or routine maintenance are left lying on the floor. These can turn into dangerous hazards with the potential to cause slip-and-fall accidents.

A man in another state recently filed a lawsuit after he allegedly slipped and fell over a toolbox in a business. The lawsuit says that the man was visiting a local flooring supply store and encountered an unattended toolbox that was left lying on the ground. The man claims he tripped and fell on the alleged hazard and suffered injuries.

Allegedly, the man landed on his face, which caused significant bleeding. He claims that he had a surgical procedure on his hip just prior to the incident. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff holds the store responsible and claims the defendant did not provide a warning of the alleged hazardous condition. The plaintiff seeks a trial by jury and an unspecified amount in damages.

The majority of businesses and public properties in South Carolina are safe and provide an inviting atmosphere, which is one reason this great state is such a popular place to visit. However, when hazards or dangerous conditions cause slip-and-fall accidents, those who have been injured may be able to pursue legal action. A successful claim could result in a substantial monetary award to help victims recover from this type of traumatic accident.

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