A customer running errands on any given day does not expect to suffer injuries while he or she is out shopping; we tend to assume that businesses will be on the lookout on our behalf for conditions that could cause us harm. But unfortunately, a slip-and-fall accident is a distinct possibility if a negligent property owner does not address possible hazardous conditions at his or her store.
There are many inadvertent opportunities for negligence to lead to injury at a retail establishment. Icy sidewalks, wet floors, uneven pavement, potholes, and even mats rolled up at store entrances can cause serious harm. A property owner may face a legal claim based on premises liability, even for circumstances such as inadequate lighting or inadequate security that results in an accident.
Perhaps most noteworthy is that injuries sustained from slip-and-fall accidents can be significant; falling onto a hard surface like a floor or an asphalt parking lot can conceivably lead to consequences like broken bones, joint injuries and head injuries.
A business like a grocery store, retail store, restaurant or shopping mall should be held responsible for keeping the premises safe. When it neglects to do so, victims of slip-and-fall accidents may be eligible for compensation.
If you have been injured, while on the premises of another, the law offices of William W. Green & Associates can help you explore the possibility of initiating a personal injury lawsuit.
It is important to seek professional advice from an experienced firm that can explain your rights and options on whether and how to proceed with a damages claim. Compensation from a negligent property owner will often help victims to cover at least some of the costs for medical expenses and potential lost wages in the aftermath of an accident.