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Slip-and-fall in Louisiana casino leads to lawsuit

Everyone expects to enter a safe building when they go shopping, or stay at a hotel, or go to work -- really, it is a basic expectation that anyone has when they enter almost any building. This may seem insignificant, but terrible accidents can occur when building managers or maintenance crews fail to uphold safety protocols for their patrons.

One type of these premises liability accidents is slippery floors. Sometimes water or other substances spill on the ground, and those who are in charge of the premises have a duty to notify patrons of the hazard and clean it up in a timely manner. It appears a casino in Louisiana failed (in many regards) to uphold this duty, causing one person to suffer severe injuries.

The injuries were not disclosed, but a man is suing the casino after he entered the casino's restroom and slipped on a pool of water. Because of this, the man suffered harm that affected him in many ways. He is suing the casino for a number of reasons, including failing to maintain the property to keep it free from hazard, and failing to warn visitors of a defective floor.

The man is seeking damages "pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of life’s pleasures and disabilities, medical expense, wage loss and loss of earning capacity." This long list shows the extent of the man's injuries. Slip-and-fall incidents really can be devastating, dealing people hip, neck and head injuries (among many others) that change their life forever. These incidents are not to be taken lightly, and if negligence was involved, then those who are in charge of the premises can be held liable.

Source: Louisiana Record, "Boomtown Casino sued by man who alleges severe injury from slip and fall in bathroom," Kyle Barnett, Jan. 27, 2014

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