If you suffered one or more injuries because of a slip and fall that happened at a Speedway or any convenience store, you should know there are a few things you should do that help you recover from the financial hit.
Speak with an employee, gather evidence of the incident, and organize all medical bills to present to the company for processing.
If the company refuses to engage you, then you should contact a personal injury lawyer who specializes in litigating slip and fall cases.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Injuries at a Convenience Store
Convenience stores are magnets for personal injury incidents that include slip and falls.
If spills are not cleaned up quickly, a customer can slip and fall on the hard floor.
One of the most common injuries caused by a slip and fall at a convenience store is a broken wrist.
Our instinct to break a fall is to place our hands on the floor to cushion the blow. However, the blow impacts one or both wrists.
A slip and fall can produce a serious compound wrist fracture that requires emergency surgery.
Head trauma is another common slip and fall injury. The fast motion triggered by a slip and fall prevents most people from protecting themselves from objects protruding from a shelf or the floor itself.
Suffering from a concussion can prevent you from working for weeks on end.
Since there is not a surgical procedure or a drug to cure a concussion, all you can do is wait until the symptoms disappear.
The Aftermath of a Slip and Fall
The cost of suffering a slip and fall injury includes lost wages and rapidly mounting medical expenses.
This means that if you have the strength after a slip and fall, you should do a few things that strengthen a claim for monetary damages.
The first thing involves speaking with an employee to report the incident.
You should try to find the manager of the store, since he or she fills out the official incident report.
If the manager is not at the store, speak with the shift supervisor to report the incident.
The second item on your to do list is to collect evidence of the incident, as well as speak to witnesses that saw you slip and fall.
Witness accounts of the slip and fall can confirm whether the area where you tumbled had “Wet Floor” signs alerting customers of potential danger.
Sometimes, organizations forget to put “Wet Floor” signs around the area where a spill occurred.
Video is the Best Evidence
Collecting evidence after a slip and fall does not require the services of a CSI.
All you have to do is shoot video of the area where you fell, with a focus on showcasing the cause of the slip and fall.
You should also capture images of every injury, from small cuts on your hand to wide lacerations across your back.
Winning a claim requires you to submit overwhelming evidence to convince a judge that Speedway or any convenience store was negligent in ensuring a safe experience for its customers.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer to determine how you should proceed with your case.
Your attorney will first try to negotiate a settlement, before taking your claim to a civil court.
*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 Speedway, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.