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Personal injury: Woman awarded $1 million in lawsuit

On Behalf of | Nov 21, 2019 | Personal Injury

Unfortunately, thousands of people in Virginia and across the country are injured every year due to dangerous conditions in shops, stores and restaurants. These public establishments are required to provide a safe and hazard-free environment for all customers. However, routine duties such as basic maintenance and cleaning can sometimes be neglected by employees, leaving dangerous conditions capable of causing personal injury to visitors.

In another state, a woman allegedly suffered significant injuries after slipping and falling inside a store, and she filed a lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the woman was shopping inside a supermarket in the frozen food section when she encountered a wet floor. Allegedly, a water pipe had burst and left water on the floor. The woman claimed she slipped and fell due to the wet floor and sustained injuries.

The woman said she suffered hip, knee and spinal injuries due to the alleged fall. The woman was eventually hospitalized and had to undergo knee and ankle surgery, according to claims. The lawsuit accused the defendant of negligence by failing to fix the problem and failing to provide warning of the dangerous condition. A jury awarded the plaintiff $1 million in damages for her pain and suffering.  

Virginia residents should be able to visit public establishments such as stores and restaurants without the fear of encountering hazards and being injured. Those who have sustained personal injury due to negligence may want to consider discussing the matter with a legal representative. A successful lawsuit could provide victims with a significant monetary award to  help with medical expenses and replace lost wages.