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Yet again, failure to place signage leads to slip and fall

Last week we wrote a post outlining the serious nature of slip and fall accidents. A couple of weeks before that, we wrote a post about a series of slip and fall incidents that occurred at the Mall of America within minutes of each other. And today, we continue the sip and fall theme by discussing a woman who is suing Wal-Mart after she slipped and fell on an unknown substance.

The incident occurred last summer, and the woman suffered injuries as a result of the fall. However, there were no details in the source article. She is asking for damages and all appropriate relief in light of the slip and fall.

Some of the details that were provided in the lawsuit make it clear that the substance was left on the ground and that Wal-Mart employees failed to clean it up. More than that, they didn't place up any signage that would alert customers to the clear and present danger that was on the floor of their store. This is a disturbingly common trait in slip and fall cases. The business or property manager simply doesn't address the issue in a timely and proper manner.

Spills in an aisle should garner immediate attention and swift action from the proprietors of an establishment. Too often, though, it goes unnoticed or ignored. These parties deserve to be held accountable when their negligence leads to harm.

Source: Louisiana Record, "Orleans Parish woman seeks damages for slip and fall at a Wal-Mart store," Carrie Bradon, June 21, 2017

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