Slip and Fall Dangers at Local Stores in the San Antonio Area
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.