Disputing Fault for a Slip and Fall at a Dollar Tree Store

If you slip and fall while shopping in a Dollar Tree, or any discount store, you should be able to file a PI claim, but first of all you have to be able to prove that the store was the cause of your slip and fall accident.

Dollar Tree, like any discount store could have hazards that could lead to a slip and fall. If you file a claim for a slip & fall at Dollar Tree, or any other discount store, you’ll need to prove the discount store was at fault. If a discount store has any hazards like a slippery substance on a floor, it is required to clean the area so the premises are safe for customers to use.

If the store employees or the store management showed negligence in their duty to protect customers from potential hazards, then this may be proof that the store was at fault.

How to Show a Discount Store’s Negligence Caused Slip and Fall

The main way to show that the discount store was at fault for a slip and fall injury is to prove that the store’s workers were fully aware of the potential slip and fall hazard and had enough time to sort it out and make the discount store safe, but failed to do so.

As soon as a hazard becomes evident a discount store worker should place a warning sign near the hazard. Discount store owners have a duty to provide safe conditions for store users but cannot be held responsible if someone slips over immediately after a hazard occurs.

Proving that the staff /management knew about a hazard but didn’t do anything about it in time can be difficult, but not impossible. The main way of proving the discount store is at-fault for the accident is having the right evidence that clearly shows the accident that took place was due to the hazard.

Evidence to Show a Slip and Fall Injury Was the Discount Store’s Fault

There are three main ways that fault can be established after a discount store slip and fall injury:

  • get eye witnesses, such as other customers, to confirm that they saw the hazard and the slip and fall accident;
  • take photographs of the accident site showing clearly the position of the hazard in the discount store and that there was no warning sign present;
  • try to get security camera footage if it is available in the discount store as past events should have been recorded.

Get Help Proving Fault

Proving that discount store management was at fault is not a simple matter. It is sensible to find a PI lawyer to discuss the case before filing a PI claim.

Get a free case evaluation to get in touch with a PI lawyer who can help prove the discount store was at fault for your slip and fall injury.

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Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Dollar Tree, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.