One Winn Dixie store in Metairie was sued twice on the same day for slip and fall accidents. These accidents allegedly happened on consecutive days in August of 2012. The first accident is said to have occurred when a woman slipped in water that had seeped across the floor from a frozen food cooler, fridge, and other equipment. According to her suit, the woman sustained serious injuries that were caused by the store's negligence. This negligence was specified as the store's being aware of the problem but not taking care of it, as well as failing to warn customers about the hazard. She is pursuing an unspecified amount in compensation for her pain and suffering, enhancement of disabilities, lost wages, and more.
The following day, another woman alleges that she slipped and fell on the wet floor of the soda aisle. The suit claims that she was injured because the store did not maintain the walkways properly, did not warn customers about the hazard, and did not take care of the problem. She is seeking damages for pain and suffering, mental distress, disability, medical bills, and more.
Business and property owners have a duty to provide reasonably safe premises. If they violate your rights to safety, then you may very well have a premises liability case on your hands. If you were not warned about a danger, or the owner did not take reasonable steps to prevent a hazard, then their negligence might mean serious injury for you, forcing you to pay for expensive medical bills even as you have to take time off work. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident,
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