Slip-and-fall accidents stemming from the carelessness of property owners are grounds for litigation.
A woman has filed a premise liability lawsuit against a homeowner after she allegedly slipped on a rug.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was invited to the defendant’s home, and while there a rug runner moved under her feet, causing her to slip and fall. The suit alleges that the homeowner had a duty to make sure the premise was safe for guests, including providing adequate lighting in the area, and the defendant allegedly breached that duty. As a result, the woman claims she sustained injuries resulting in great pain and mental anguish, loss of normal life, and medical expenses, according to the complaint. The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000.