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    The following cases support liability for injuries sustained when a person slips on a wet floor:

    It has long been held the owner or occupant of a building owes a duty of ordinary care to the persons who are invited onto the premises. Nevada Transfer & Warehouse Co. v. Peterson, 60 Nev. 87, 99 P.2d 633 (1940) That duty certainly includes the duty to maintain the property in a save condition for use by the public. Gensler-Lee of Reno v. Geertson, 73 Nev. 328, 318 P.2d 1113 (1957) Although negligence is never presumed, Gunlock v. New Frontier Hotel, 78 Nev. 182, 370 P.2d 682 (1962), the presence of a foreign substance on a floor generally is not compatible with the standard of ordinary care. Asmussen v. New Golden Hotel Co., 80 Nev. 260, 392 P.2d 49 (1964) Where a foreign substance on the floor causes a patron to slip and fall, and the business owner or one of its agents caused the substance to be on the floor, liability will lie. Sprague v. Lucky Stores, Inc., 109 Nev. 247, 849 P.2d 320 (1993) Furthermore, water on a tile floor cannot, in good sense, be deemed “obvious” as a matter of law. F.E. Worth v. Reed, 79 Nev. 351, 384 P.2d 1017 (1963) Additionally, the owner or occupier of a premises has the duty to a guest to inspect the premises to discover dangerous conditions not known to him. Twardowski v. Westward Ho Motels, Inc., 86 Nev. 784, 476 P.2d 946 (1970).

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