Places open to the public are responsible to inspect their property for dangers and correct them or warn the public of their existence. If you are injured from a dangerous condition that the company knew of, or should have reasonably known about, then they are responsible for compensating you for your harms. You should be compensated for all of your losses and harms (damages), which includes pain and suffering, medical bills, inconvenience, and even lost time from work.
It is common for people to not be “sue happy” and not to be just “looking for a payday.” Unfortunately, people do not contact a lawyer to protect their rights early in a case. The same people usually reach out to a lawyer when the at-fault company (or their insurance carrier) starts playing games, giving people a hard time, and not paying people what is legally owed.
You should take advantage of Oakmont Law Group’s free consultations and contact us about your case within a day of your accident. You should not sign any papers from the insurance company or store until you have consulted with a lawyer.
By Glenn B. Fair Jr., Esq.
*This blog post is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be taken as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed or intended by this blog post.