I was Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident While Shopping. Am I Entitled to Compensation?

6031204_mIf you were injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident while out shopping, you may have a case, even if you were not inside a store when you fell. Business and property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions, under premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can be very serious and very costly, so it is worth looking into your legal options, and you should do so as soon as possible to preserve evidence and because there are time limits for filing your lawsuit.

Causes of Slip and Fall

While it would be impossible to list everything that can lead to a slip and fall accident there are some common causes that are actionable in most jurisdictions. Examples include:

  • Failure to post warning signs for slippery floors
  • Failure to clean up spills in a timely fashion
  • Slick flooring materials, and over-waxed floors
  • Damaged flooring
  • Unmarked step up or step down
  • Lack of handrails or handrails that fail
  • Unsecured flooring, such as loose or wrinkled carpets
  • Low obstacles, including boxes in walkways
  • Poor lighting
  • Negligent snow and ice removal
  • Maintenance problems leading to slick areas
  • Slick mold overgrowth due to filthy conditions
  • Cracked or broken sidewalks
  • Potholes and other damages in parking lots
  • Loose gravel

Slip and fall accidents can happen inside of stores, outside on sidewalks and in parking lots, and in common areas of shopping malls.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, an experienced premises liability attorney can help you collect the full compensation you deserve. To find a highly credentialed attorney in your area, contact AccidentAttorneys.org today.




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