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Who's Liable if I Slip and Fall in a Store?

You may have been doing your weekly grocery shopping when the unthinkable happened. You slipped and fell during your shopping session, and you were severely injured. Now, you're suffering because of your accident, and you're struggling to recover from the injuries you sustained.

Your next step may be a lawsuit, but who's liable when you're hurt in a slip-and-fall accident at a store? If you're not sure, talk to the top Orange County injury attorneys in your area. They can guide you to the answers you need when you're hurt and suffering after a fall. 

Property Liability

When you're hurt in a serious slip-and-fall accident, you may have grounds to sue for the suffering you experienced because of the accident. But who's responsible, and what can you do about your injuries following your fall?

When you're hurt in a serious accident like this, you may need to talk with your lawyer about identifying the at-fault party. You may have been injured by an object, but someone else may be responsible for the injuries you suffered because of the accident.

For example, let's say you slipped and fell because someone spilled detergent on the floor and didn't clean it up. Because a store clerk didn't clean up the mess or put out signs to warn you about the slippery spot, you walked across it, and you were hurt. Since their actions led to your injuries, they should be held liable for your injuries, right?

That's typically not the case. While the clerks and cashiers may have been responsible for the upkeep of the store, they're not ultimately financially responsible for the injuries that happen on the property.

That liability instead lies on the property owner. They're supposed to ensure all of their property is safe for all of their visitors, protecting them from injury. Because of this, they may be the ones liable for the costs of your injuries.

Compensation for Slip-and-Fall Victims

But what is a slip-and-fall accident worth? It's easy to underestimate the value of these accidents because a fall doesn't seem so serious. But falling the wrong way can lead to brain trauma, broken bones, and back injuries which can all be costly to address.

Because of that, you may be due compensation for your injuries and the costs of your recovery. The at-fault party may be expected to pay for any medical care you need for those injuries, both now and in the future, until your injuries have been repaired.

But what about the non-economic damages you've suffered? While you may not be traumatized from the experience, as you may be in a car accident, you may still be in a lot of pain because of your injuries. Talk to your lawyer about getting compensated for the intangible suffering you’re experiencing because of your injuries.

Talk to a Lawyer About Your Claim

When you're hurt in a slip-and-fall accident, it can be tough to pinpoint who's at fault for your injuries. They can be difficult to identify, especially if they weren't present at the time of the accident.

Luckily, your lawyer at Kohan & Bablove LLP is here to help. If you've been hurt in a serious slip-and-fall accident, reach out for support from your attorney in identifying the at-fault party. Start with a free consultation when you call 1-844-404-2400 or visit us online. 

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