Like any other discount store, Dollar Tree has the responsibility of maintaining its stores and keeping them safe for customers like you. If you slipped and fell at a discount store because of their negligence, you may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim.
What To Do After a Slip and Fall
Dollar Tree employees, or employees at any discount store, are supposed to keep a watch on the store premises to ensure it is safe and clean for customers. If a customer spilled a bottle of bubble bath in an aisle, then an hour later the workers hadn’t cleaned the mess or put up a wet floor warning sign, then you go down the aisle and fall, then they were negligent and are liable for your damages.
If you fell, immediately notify a manager and tell them what happened and how you were injured. If possible, get photos of the accident scene. You should maintain documentation that supports your damages, so keep medical bills, medical records, proof of any lost wages, and any other documentation that applies to your slip and fall.
How Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall
There are four elements of negligence. You must show all four elements of negligence to have a successful personal injury claim. Here is an example of how this could come into play with your slip and fall.
- Duty – Duty or responsibility is the first element of negligence. You must prove that the retailer owed you a duty or responsibility. In this case, they owe you the duty to keep the premises safe and free from danger
- Breach of duty – You will need to show that Dollar Tree, or any other discount store breached their duty, and that caused you to slip and fall, suffering injuries. As an example, they didn’t clean or warn of the bubble bath in the floor in a timely fashion
- Causation – Now you will prove that the breach of duty caused your fall. You must show that the bubble bath being on the floor is why you slipped. Witness statements and even surveillance video can help with this aspect of your claim
- Damages – Now provide proof of your slip and fall damages. This can include medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, medical records, photos of the injuries and of the accident scene, and so forth
Consult With a Personal Injury Attorney
If negligence caused you to slip and fall at Dollar Tree, or any other discount store, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have an accident injury lawyer review the details of your case.
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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.