Buckhannon, WV asked in Personal Injury for West Virginia

Q: Slipped in the grocery store -- there was no sign the floor was wet - are they legally required to do that?

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A: The store's duty is to provide a safe place to shop. If the store's employees knew of the liquid on the floor, they should have cleaned it up, or at least warned that the floor was wet. If the employees knew, or should have known, of the wet floor, the store may be liable for any injuries you suffered, unless the condition was open and obvious to you. If you knew the floor was wet, and walked through it anyway, you would likely lose your claim for injuries and damages. You should contact a local attorney to discuss your case. Burt Hunter in Buckhannon would be a good one to call.

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