Accidents could happen just about anywhere and are not necessarily due to carelessness on the part of the victim. Many accidents happen when least expected and may be due to negligence on the part of someone else. Some of the most common accidents are slip, trip and fall accidents, which usually happen because of slippery floors, poor lighting or badly maintained surfaces.
Serious falls, especially for the elderly, can mean long periods of hospital treatment and costly, unplanned bills. For working age accident victims, there is a chance that income is lost because of injuries and in some cases the victim could even lose their job, all because of someone else’s carelessness. Individual state premises liability laws allow the possibility of recovering damages from those responsible if liability can be clearly established.
You Could Have an Accident at a Store
Like other public places where food and drinks are sold to the public, there is always a chance that an accident could occur, especially if the store or restaurant’s management or its employees are careless about cleanliness or allow hazards to remain for any length of time without being rectified and removed.
What Could Cause a Doughnut Store Slip and Fall Accident?
Slip and fall accidents generally occur when customers least expect them to happen. They are less likely when a store is diligent about keeping the area clean and tidy and is careful about disposal of trash in the vicinity of the store and prevents customers from using any recently mopped areas, e.g. in rest rooms and seating areas.
Most slip and fall accidents occur when someone unwittingly slips on a wet or greasy surface or because trash or other objects have been left on the ground. Each state has its own version of premises liability law that provides the framework for establishing the responsibility that any property owner has to make a public place safe for all potential users.
Despite these laws, it can be hard to prove who was actually liable in the event that someone slips or trips over and falls because property owners are inclined to allege that it was the fault of the person having the accident. Legal action is less likely to be successful if an experienced attorney is not used.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible After Being Injured
If you believe that your injuries were caused by negligence on the part of a property owner or the manager or employees at a store or restaurant, it is advisable not to try and negotiate compensation by yourself. In many cases, it will be argued that you were to blame for your own accident and it will be hard to convince otherwise unless you can provide clear evidence that negligence was involved.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you make a successful claim. Liability must be proven and in most cases, convincing evidence and witnesses are vital for the success of a claim for compensation. Your lawyer can help identify and establish what happened and who was to blame.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Krispy Kreme, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.