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Woman disabled after slip-and-fall, wins $1.7 million in lawsuit

In 2012, a woman was shopping at a General Dollar store when she slipped on some laundry detergent on the ground. As a result of the slip and fall incident, the woman suffered terrible injuries that completely changed her life. She is now permanently disabled, and she had to endure eight surgeries and 395 trips to the doctor.

The woman sued General Dollar corporation for the slip and fall incident, and a recent determination awarded the woman with more than $1.7 million for damages caused by the incident.

While there aren't many other details in this story other than what is presented above, the lesson of this story is just how dangerous slip-and-fall accidents are. You could replace the name of the store, the state where it occurred, and even the substance that triggered the slip-and-fall, and localize and personalize all those elements in a weird ad-lib. Instead of happening in Mobile, Alabama with laundry detergent, the incident could have hurt you in Tampa, Florida as a result of some spilled water in the frozen food aisle.

The point is this: slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, to anyone, at anytime. When they do occur, it is imperative for the victimized person to consider their legal options. Slip and falls accidents can have terrible consequences for the victim. They can even lead to fatal injuries. Don't go through this unfortunate time alone. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney and get your questions answered so that you can move forward confidently and appropriately.

Source: Local 15, "Local woman wins suit against Dollar General Corp. after slip and fall," Sept. 22, 2016

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