In the Philadelphia area, a couple is has sued Wal-Mart for negligence on the store’s part, which the couple felt led to a slip-and-fall accident. The couple were shopping a Wal-Mart when one of them slipped on oil that was spilled on the floor. The woman who fell sustained injuries to her spine, hip, and knees. The couple is seeking damages of about $50,000 as a result.
Slip and fall injuries may result from improper care or maintenance of indoor and outdoor facilities, like floors, sidewalks, driveways, and/or steps. Owners may not promptly shovel their sidewalks, pour rock salt on their steps, or fail to perform other types of common and expected interior and exterior maintenance measures. If an injury occurs due to the improper maintenance of such areas, the owners of the property may be liable for the injury.
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury from a slip and fall accident, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer located in Altoona, PA who serves the western and central Pennsylvania area. For more information on his legal practice, please call his office at 814-515-9074.
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