You shouldn’t have an accident in a store unless you are not concentrating on what you are doing or you encounter a hazard which you didn’t expect. If you slip over and hurt yourself badly because the store management have failed to warn of a potential hazard or have failed to remove a potential hazard, you should be able to claim compensation.
You are advised to talk to lawyer if you had an accident in a large chain store like a Family Dollar. The lawyer can provide advice and will take your case if you have good grounds for compensation.
Slip and Fall Accidents at a Family Dollar
If you slip over and fall, you could suffer a serious injury. Usually, accidents in stores like Family Dollar happen because of insufficient staff and a failure to attend to a safety hazard quickly enough. The accident happens before an employee has time to do something about removing the hazard.
In the case of a slip and fall accident this is usually a slippery floor from something which has leaked out of a container, fallen to the floor or broken or a wet area after cleaning. For a personal injury claim against Family Dollar to be successful it must be shown that the accident and your injury could have been avoided or prevented with more care.
The Personal Injury Process After a Slip and Fall Injury
You may have grounds for compensation after a slip and fall injury if you have proof that the accident was caused by Family Dollar's negligence. So if you were walking around the store talking to someone on your cell phone when the accident happened, you are unlikely to be able to claim compensation. However, if there was a mess on the floor, or a particularly slippery spot which was hard to see, then this could have been prevented.
You will need evidence that any injuries sustained were caused by negligence. Eye witnesses are an important source of evidence for a claim against the management of the store. It is best to be well prepared before filing a claim. That means having sufficient documentation available which justifies the amount you are claiming, that the injury actually occurred at the store and that it was due to negligence.
Will a Lawyer Take My Case?
Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency fee arrangements. That means that they do not charge upfront fees. Their fee is taken out of the compensation payment only when a settlement is achieved on your behalf. This means that most lawyers will carefully assess your chances of success before agreeing to take your case. The more serious you are about obtaining evidence of negligence and finding eyewitnesses to support your claim, the more likely you will find the lawyer will take 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 Family Dollar, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.