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Louisiana store facing lawsuit after deadly slip-and-fall

Store owners have a responsibility to keep customers safe from dangerous conditions. Failure to fix dangerous conditions may cause serious injuries or death. Property owners who fail to make sure their property is reasonably safe for customers may be held liable for any injuries that occur on the property.

A family is filing suit against a Louisiana Walmart store for negligence and wrongful death after the death of their loved one. The deceased was shopping at the store when she slipped on an unknown substance and fell backward, fracturing her skull. The woman died four days later due to hemorrhaging.

The suit accuses the New Orleans Walmart of breaching its duty to create a safe environment for customers to shop. Walmart is also accused of negligent management of the property and failing to make sure there were no dangers present. The family seeks all reasonable damages, which may include funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of income and other costs.

Proving wrongful death requires you to establish that your loved one's death was caused by someone else's negligence and that the family is suffering financially because of the death. For example, if the deceased was working at the time of their death, the loss of income may be devastating to surviving family members.

The loss of a loved one is never easy. In addition to the emotional pain, families often have to figure out how to live without the physical and financial contributions of the deceased. By filing a lawsuit against parties responsible for the accident, families can recover financial stability and hold negligent property owners accountable.

Source: Louisiana Record, "Family blames Walmart for relative's death," Carrie Bradon, Feb. 20, 2017

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