When you visit any type of retail store, you have the expectation that it will be reasonably space. The owner or landlord of the property is required to keep a building that is structurally sound. Also, all store owners have to keep the storefront free from any and all hazards that may cause possible injuries to their customers.
If you ever slip and fall in a business or store, then you may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for the injuries you suffer. The best way to know if this is possible is by hiring an attorney to review the facts of your case.
If you are involved in a slip and fall accident, there are two basic liability rules that may apply to the situation:
When trying to determine liability in a slip and fall case that occurred at a business, the first thing your attorney will consider is what caused the accident. If you tripped because of spilled water, then you will have to find out why the water was on the floor. If the spill was caused by another customer, and it remained on the ground for an unreasonable amount of time, then the responsibility will fall on the owner of the store. It would also be the fault of the owner or landlord if the water was caused by a leaky air conditioner. These are all issues that should be addressed in a timely manner.
If you suffer an injury after a slip and fall accident, you may find that you don’t know where to turn. While this can be a confusing time, there is help. You should contact a personal injury attorney who has experience with slip and fall cases. They will be able to review the facts of the case and provide you with information regarding whether or not you should move forward with a lawsuit. You can’t guess about this and attorney will be able to let you know if your case will be compensated and provide you a rough estimate on how much you can expect to receive.
If you need legal representation for your slip and fall accident, call our attorneys at Fetterman & Associates by calling (561) 845-2510.
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