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Gas Station Sued After Customer Falls on Ice

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A gas station is on the receiving end of a lawsuit initiated by a woman who claims the station is to blame for injuries she sustained on the gas station's property. The gas station customer filed suit in the Madison County Circuit Court against J.D. Streett & Company Inc., doing business as Troy ZX on January 17, 2014. The woman cited negligence as being the cause of action. The aggrieved woman alleges that on January 18, 2012, she slipped and fell, sustaining injuries while she was at the defendant's gas station at 437 Edwardsville Road in Troy. Specifically, the woman fell after slipping on an unnatural accumulation of ice that had fallen from a defective gas aisle overhang, according to the complaint. The woman has retained counsel and is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

If you are injured while on another person's property, the legal principle of premises liability dictates that the manager or owner of that property is responsible for your injuries if the accident was caused by negligence. While some accidents are unavoidable, many can be directly attributed to carelessness on the part of the property owner, such as failure to remove hazards on the property or to warn against known dangers. Premises liability and safety of patrons of a business or public place plays an important role in our society. It is paramount to determine who bears the responsibility of an unsafe condition of a public place. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have experience with premises liability cases and can help you recover for injuries that you or a family member sustain while on a business owner's property that is open to the public. Pleasecontact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation consultation regarding your potential case.

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