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City’s deteriorating water system leads to slippery surface

From leaky pipes to wet surfaces caused by mopping and spills, there are all sorts of reasons why floors can be slippery. However, when business and property owners fail to handle the problem in a timely manner, they leave others at risk. In Las Vegas, and cities across the entire state of Nevada, it is important for everyone who owns a business to watch out for slippery floors and any other dangers that may pose a risk to those who enter their premises.

In a Louisiana city, a deteriorating water system has caused a slip-and-fall risk in one neighborhood, according to a resident. In fact, the man claims that he has fallen down in standing water that has accumulated due to a leak in the water line. Moreover, the man says that the standing water is a suitable place for mosquitoes to breed.

The Shreveport resident also says that the subdivision he lives in has been struggling with the leaky water line for more than two years, despite multiple calls to the city councilman. However, a zone manager for the water department said that crews will repair the leaky line soon.

When someone falls down after slipping on a wet floor, they may be seriously hurt. Slip-and-fall injuries frequently result in numerous challenges, whether a victim cannot cover medical costs or struggles with severe pain and an injury that will haunt them for the rest of their life. For victims of these accidents, reaching out to an attorney who is experienced in handling premises liability cases could be very helpful.

Source: KSLA, “Water leak creates mosquito problem, slip-and-fall hazard,” Jeff Ferrell, Sept. 2, 2016

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