In the San Antonio area there are thousands of walk-in stores – This includes retail stores, grocery stores, convenience stores as well as more generalized walk-in places such as lobbys and shopping malls. At any given time there could be a slip and fall danger in these places. These dangerous areas may be from employees mopping without the proper warning signs or accidental spills by other customers. In any case, it is the responsibility of every store to identify and clean up any slick areas that may cause people to fall and hurt themselves.
In most cases we can’t expect a store owner or their employees to immediately. One example is if a customer spills a drink on a tile floor. Then another slips on that spill shortly after. It’s likely the owner nor employees is even aware of the danger, let alone had time to get supplies to clean up the spill. The requirements to seek compensation for slippery or dangerous conditions in a store is that the owner or employees knew about the hazard a reasonable time before the slip / fall happened. This is where there is room for interpretation and the details of your particular case need to be reviewed. For example, many stores in San Antonio such as Wal Mart, Target, Costco, etc often have greeters at the front door. These people should be able to identify a spill or dangerous area fairly quickly in that area. However, in other parts of the store such as in side isles that aren’t necessarily monitored it could take some time for anyone to know there is a spill. This is why it’s important to have an experienced slip and fall lawyer for your case.
What Should You Do If You Slip at a Store and Hurt Yourself?
As with all injures irrelevant of the nature, please get necessary medical treatment. Particularly with falls, you might twist your ankle or wrist (for example) with minimal discomfort initially, but deeper injuries to bone or tissue might present days to weeks later. The store you fell at will likely be responsible to reimburse you for any costs due to getting your injury checked out and treatment you receive. However, they may not be forthcoming about this and hope you or your insurance pays for your medical care. This is why it’s important to have a San Antonio slip and fall attorney review your case. Nearly all personal injury attorneys in San Antonio and Texas will review your case for free and not charge anything unless you are reimbursed for medical expenses, time away from work and long-term pain.
Why Contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, PC?
Many slip and fall lawyers in the San Antonio area will negotiate with the store’s attorneys and come to a settlement agreement. While this is easier for the attorney it’s not necessarily the best option for someone who was injured in a slip and fall accident. Aaron H. Herbert and hit team of lawyers, paralegals and other legal professions are trial lawyers. This means if we believe we can get you a better outcome by going to trial, we will. In addition, Aaron is a board certified trial lawyer in Texas so you can start your case with us knowing you will receive the best legal representation possible. Only about 2% of all Texas lawyers are board certified, and we have two on our staff.
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