Slip and Fall incidents in the retail setting are becoming a common occurrence. Often times these accidents are due to the negligent conduct of businesses owners and their employees. Examples of the businesses involved in these types of cases are grocery stores, retail stores, apartment complexes, amusement parks, parking lots, etc. We have recently settled a case against a nationally known chain restaurant for negligent lighting. We have also recently been retained by an individual who was injured at an apartment complex when the concrete stairway fell in and by a client who was injured at an amusement park parking lot. Frequently, these types of businesses will have improper maintenance, upkeep, and management. Hazards in business areas can lead to injuries to guests. These injuries are often severe, requiring medical care and sometimes surgery. In the instance that an individual has been injured due to the negligence of another, they may be able to recover monetary damages for their injuries.
The success of these types of cases depends on a variety of issues. Normally you must show that the people in control of the premises knew or should have known of the dangerous hazard that existed. You yourself cannot be more at fault, in not paying attention to what you are doing, than the people in control of the premises. In order to determine if you have a case you need an experienced lawyer to review the facts of your case. If you have been injured in a manner similar to that described above, call Russ and Justin today at (614) 944-5055. You may be able to recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills from the injuries you have sustained from the accident
- Compensation for your time off of work due to the accident
- Compensation for Pain and suffering from the injuries of the accident
- Compensation for any permanent impairment
- Compensation for future medical bills
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, it is important to first determine the severity of your injuries and call 911 if needed. After the proper medical personnel have arrived and given appropriate treatment, ask a friend to take pictures of the items or defect that caused the accident. Also, have the friend speak with any witnesses to the incident and to try and get their contact information. Make sure you file a report and notify the property owner or the person in control of the premises that you were injured. Finally, make sure to have your friend write down all information regarding the area, location, and building where the incident occurred. After your medical issues have been addressed, give Russ and Justin a call at (614) 944-5055 and they will be happy to speak with you regarding your case. There is no fee unless we recover for your injuries.
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