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Slip-and-fall accidents: Dollar Tree faces lawsuit

Landing in hospital after a shopping trip is not likely what any New York resident expects. Property owners are responsible for the safety of visitors to their premises, and any injuries that are caused by negligent property maintenance can result in lawsuits. Business owners who neglect to see that spills that could cause slip-and-fall accidents are cleaned up promptly may be held liable for a victim's damages.

A Dollar Tree store in another state was recently sued by a customer claiming he suffered injuries while doing business at the retail store. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff allegedly slipped when he stepped in a liquid spill on the store's floor and fell to the ground. He accuses the business owner of negligence in the failure to provide a safe environment for customers and not posting warnings of the dangerous conditions.

The court documents show that the plaintiff contends he suffered bodily injuries that caused pain and suffering. Other consequences of the fall include disfigurement, disability, mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment, and he claims to have lost the ability to earn an income. The plaintiff seeks recovery for those damages along with the expenses related to medical treatment.

The steps this man took can be taken by any victims of slip-and-fall accidents in New York. The civil court will expect the plaintiff to establish negligence on the part of the property owner before liability can be determined. This process can be challenging, but the support and guidance of an experienced premises liability attorney can help to ease the process.

Source: flarecord.com, "Customer alleges Dollar Tree negligence caused injuries", Delma M. Serrano, Dec. 21, 2017

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