If you have slipped and fallen on the property of a business, you may wonder how you can make a claim. Businesses must do everything in their nature to assure that customers are protected at all costs. This means keeping an area safe from harm, including ensuring that floors are not slippery, cracked, or covered in food that could lead to a slip and fall. Today we will take a look at the duty of care that a business owner must abide by, and whether or not you have a strong case based on the details of your slip and fall.
Duty of Care to Prevent Slip and Falls
Businesses will often purchase different types of insurance to protect themselves in cases of slip and fall accidents. However, there is more than just that to maintaining the safest business – business owners must also keep a well-maintained business area to protect themselves from slip and fall accidents, which can bring injuries, compensation costs, and more. Unfortunately, a variety of slip and fall cases occur every year, some of which cause catastrophic injuries on a temporary or permanent scale. Many property owners miss certain aspects like cracked sidewalks, bunched carpet, and a wide variety of other hazards.
Business owners are technically “inviting” customers onto their property, which means that all customers are considered “invitees” and owed a higher duty of care. This means that every business owner must do what it takes to inspect a property, make any necessary repairs, or warn customers about dangerous conditions when they do exist, until they are able to make repairs. If a business owner should have reasonably known about a dangerous condition but did nothing to correct it, they could be held liable when a slip and fall accident occurs on the property.
Making Your Claim
So, you may ask: Do I have the right information and documentation to move forward with my case? If a business owner is determined by your attorney and the court as being negligent, this means that they acted out of line and failed to take actions that an ordinary business owner would have taken to prevent injuries by customers. For instance, what if a business owner saw that there was a spill on the floor but, instead of cleaning it up or putting a warning sign out, they let it go, hoping that nobody would fall by the end of the night? By that point, it’s already too late because somebody could have slipped and sustained an injury. Liability is clear in a case like this.
If you want to win your slip and fall case and receive compensation that is owed to you for your injuries, you want to show that the owner’s negligence led to your injuries through their conduct. You want to be able to show that you actually sustained injuries through your medical bills, opinions on future care, and eyewitness testimony. These are all aspects that we can help you with at the Accident Law Group. If you have questions for us about moving forward with your claim, call us today at 602-262-4254.