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Woman files premises liability suit against Walgreens

When a retail establishment in New York fails to keep its floors free of hazards, this can cause a slip-and-fall accident leading to serious injuries. One woman in another state said a floor that was wet at a Walgreens store recently caused her to slip and fall. She has thus filed a premises liability lawsuit against the store.

The woman said she was at a Walgreens store one day and suddenly slipped on the building's slippery floor. The fall caused her to injure herself. According to her complaint, the store did not properly maintain the area that posed a hazard to its customers.

The woman also said that the store disregarded the safety of its customers and did not maintain the property, thus failing to provide a safe premises. It also allegedly did not exercise due care, warn of the hazard that caused the woman's injury or offer a safe way for customers to enter and leave the store. The woman complained of medical expenses, injury and pain and suffering.

As part of her premises liability suit, the woman is seeking damages exceeding the jurisdictional limit of the court. When someone in New York is injured on another party's premises due to the negligence of that party, he or she has the right to seek justice through the civil court system. A monetary award may help the person to cope with resulting medical costs and other losses, such as the loss of wages. It may also help to address emotional distress caused by the injury-causing incident.

Source: cookcountyrecord.com, "Walgreens targeted in slip-and-fall accident", Dan Harkins, July 13, 2015

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