Slip and Falls In Retail Establishments

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The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that almost 9 million people visit emergency departments each year because of injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents.1 A substantial number of these accidents occur in retail establishments such as grocery stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, and restaurants. Anytime a business opens its doors to the public, it has a duty to ensure that its premises are free from any unreasonably dangerous conditions that could result in injury. When they fail to meet this standard, injured victims can often recover financial compensation for any injuries and other losses they may have sustained. As a result, people who have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that has taken place in a retail establishment should discuss their options with an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer as soon as possible.

What Kinds of Dangerous Conditions Can Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents

As with other types of personal injury cases, victims must be able to show that their accident was the result of some sort of negligence in order to be able to recover.2 In the context of a slip and fall accident, property owner negligence can take many forms, but often involves the following types of dangerous conditions:

  • Slippery floors
  • Wet surfaces
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Exposed electrical wiring
  • Torn carpets
  • Uneven steps
  • Cracked pavement
  • Lack of handrails on stairs
  • Uneven flooring
  • Debris in walkways

Whether or not a particular accident was the result of negligence is often a very fact-specific analysis, so it is highly advisable for victims to retain a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. An experienced personal injury lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation of you accident and determine whether you have a valid claim. Among the kinds of evidence that your attorney may review include witness statements, video surveillance footage, medical records, and official incident reports that were generated.

Contact a St. Louis Personal Injury Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

The premises liability attorneys of The Bruning Law Firm are dedicated to helping people injured in preventable accidents recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at (314) 898-3078 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.

  1. http://www.nsc.org/NSCDocuments_Advocacy/Fact%20Sheets/Slips-Trips-and-Falls.pdf
  2. http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence
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