Slip and fall accidents happen every day and as a result people are severely injured. Slip and fall accidents and you? What do you need to know? First of all you need to know that ANY business that invites the public into their place of business or on their premises is legally charged with keeping those people reasonably safe.
At virtually any place of retail business like Walmart or Costco there is an inherent obligation to keep customers safe while in the store and safe around the products that are on display and for sale. What if you have a slip and fall accident in one of these stores? What could this mean for you? If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on a store’s premises, you may have a valid legal claim against that business.
There are some variables that are involved in most slip and fall accidents. Perhaps the rain water, snow or ice has gathered in a entry way or a floor mat has become folded or wadded up. Perhaps the electronic doors malfunction or a in-store display item have been placed or stacked in a dangerous way. Maybe there is a spilled or broken product on the floor and ignored by the staff. All of these variables and countless others could cause slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall in a store? What could this mean for you?
Personally I can tell you that the 67 year old Mother of a dear friend recently slipped and fell at a grocery store. The produce section was a mess. Water had leaked all over the floor and she did not see it. She fell and her knee was severely injured. She has since had two surgeries and has countless hours of rehabilitation ahead of her along with the probability of using a cane for the remainder of her life. Hence what could this personal injury, slip and fall accident possibly cost her?
What Could a Slip and Fall Cost You?
- Medical Bills – Present and Future
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Incidental Expense
If You Have a Slip and Fall What Should You Do?
- Call the paramedics or police
- Take photos or videos
- Depending on the location of where the slip and fall injury occurs, report it to a person of importance that works at the building
- Examine your medical bills and talk to your doctor about what care needs to be provided
- Gather the facts about how this incident occurred
- Call us for legal advice or to represent your case
Because slip and fall injuries are so common, our personal injury attorneys have a vast knowledge of what to do and how to help you. Remember these business owners are responsible for the safety of the people who choose to spend money at that businesses. If involved in a slip and fall accident in a store or business feel free to contact a personal injury attorney here at Jones Brown Law Offices immediately, and document every detail while it is fresh in your mind. We are here to serve you 24/7 and we have made it so simple to get the ball rolling. CLICK HERE and fill out a simple contact form, share your circumstances with us and we will contact you in whatever manner you wish.