The St. Clair Record is reporting that an Illinois plaintiff has filed an Illinois personal injury lawsuit against a St. Clair County nursing home. The premises liability lawsuit alleges that the female victim sustained injuries to multiple body parts – her shoulder, neck, back, and coccyx- after falling at the St. Clair County nursing home. The slip-and-fall occurred in April 2008, when the Illinois plaintiff encountered a wet, slippery floor that had been recently mopped, which caused her to fall. In addition to the woman’s injuries, the personal injury plaintiff incurred medical costs and lost money because of her fall at the Illinois nursing home.
The plaintiff of the personal injury lawsuit alleges that the nursing home was negligent for failing to warn its customers and visitors of a recently mopped floor and for allowing a wet floor to exist in an area where it could expect its customers would traffic and for failing to barricade a passageway where the wet floor existed. The personal injury lawsuit seeks a judgment of greater than $50,000 plus costs.
Illinois slip-and-fall accidents are unfortunately not infrequent and people can sustain serious injuries in them. When an accident or injury occurs to a person visiting another person’s property, the owner of the property owes a duty of care to the visitor and may be legally responsible if an individual or his/her personal injury attorney can prove that the owner’s negligence or recklessness led to the injury. The injured party may be able to recover the costs to pay for medical bills, lost earnings, and other pain, disfigurement, emotional distress, or permanent physical disability they have suffered.
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