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If you have been involved in an accident at a grocery store, clothing store, or other business, you may be wondering who is responsible for your medical bills, emotional distress, and other, related, damages. When a business does not provide a safe environment for their customers, they may be held liable for any accidents that occur therein.
If you have suffered an injury at a business, you may need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. In this case, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863 5312 for your 100% free consultation. You will not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case.
Tell me the best way to deal with a personal injury after a business property accident?
After being involved in a business property accident, there are certain steps you should take to maintain your wellbeing and preserve your future legal claim. Although each claim is different, these steps generally include:
Seek medical attention
After any serious accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. A medical professional will be able to properly assess all your injuries, even those you were unaware of, and provide you with medical documents which show the extent, and costs, of your damages. This documentation will be vital when dealing with insurance companies and when negotiating compensation costs.
Further, your health and wellbeing are of the upmost importance, meaning our team at Zinda Law Group will not ask you for attorney costs or fees associated with your claim until we have won you monetary compensation in your specific case.
You will also want to interview anyone who was witness to your accident. Witnesses may be considered crucial for determining fault in your case. Always be sure to get and maintain witness contact information immediately following your accident.
Is there any warning about slippery conditions?
Next, you should look for a warning about slippery conditions, such as a sign placed on the floor. If there was no such sign, it may show that the store owner was negligent in warning customers about unsafe conditions. Although placing a sign on the floor does not automatically relieve the store owner of liability, it may make it harder to prove negligence.
Proving the Business Is to Blame
In order to receive compensation following an accident, you must be able to prove that the business was to blame for the circumstances leading up to your injuries. In general, this will mean proving negligence, which is discussed in more detail, below.
Take photos and record contact information
To show blame, or negligence, you should take pictures of the scene of the accident, including any signs left out, hazards on the ground, and all your injuries. You should also get and maintain the contact information of the business owner and any witnesses to the accident. This information may prove key in determining fault in your future lawsuit.
Was there Negligence?
As discussed, you will often have to prove that a business has been negligent in order to show blame. Typically, to show negligence, you must be able to prove that the owner failed to take proper care for ensuring the safety of its customers and that failure caused injury. This may include failure to clean up hazardous spills, improperly maintain equipment, or failure to install proper lighting in parking lots or outdoor areas. Negligence in a business venue may be difficult to prove, so hiring an experienced attorney may be beneficial.
If you have any other concerns regarding what to do following a business property accident, contact Zinda Law Group today. We can help answer any questions you may have and help you deal with your personal injury claim. Further, we can help interview witnesses, prove blame, and collect valuable evidence in your case.
For a free legal consultation, call 800-863-5312
Are you injured in a business? How do I file an insurance claim for compensation?
If you have been injured in a business, you will likely need to file an insurance claim for compensation. Filing a claim correctly, and on time, is crucial for your case. Below contains more information for filing an insurance claim and maximizing your compensation amounts:
Causes of Store Slip and Fall Accidents
There are many ways in which a store slip and fall accident may occur. These causes include:
- Wet floors after mopping or waxing
- Slippery floors from spills
- Hazards left in the aisle, such as shopping carts
- Uneven surfaces.
These are just some of the many ways in which a slip and fall accident could occur in a store or business, so if you have been injured in a different manner, contact Zinda Law Group today.
Filing a Business Insurance Claim for Injury
In order to receive compensation for your injuries, you must file a business insurance claim. The insurance company will then investigate your claim, so you must be able to prove that you were harmed on the property.
Evidence makes a strong injury claim
To have a strong injury claim, you must have some sort of evidence. In general, the more evidence the better, even though you may not end up using it all in court. Evidence may include pictures, witness statements, and surveillance videos.
Getting maximum compensation for Your Injury
The amount of compensation you may receive will be partially determined by how serious your injuries were, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost wages. For this reason, it is important to document all of your damages, including pain and suffering.
Contact Zinda Law Group today if you have any other questions regarding how to file an insurance claim after being injured in a business.
Frequently Asked Questions
After being injured at a business, you will likely have many questions regarding how and when you can sue that company. Below are frequently asked questions on this topic:
What conditions must exist for a business to be liable for injuries to a customer or visitor?
In general, you must be able to show that the business was negligent in some way to hold it liable for your injuries. To show negligence, you must be able to prove the following:
- The business owed you a duty of care. This step is relatively simple, as businesses have a duty to act in a manner that is reasonably safe to its customers, including taking precautions to protect the public from foreseeable risk of injury or harm.
- The business breached their duty of care. A breach of duty of care occurs when the business’s conduct does not meet the necessary standard of care. For instance, when a business owner fails to keep their store or property safe, such as failing to remove hazards on the floor, they have likely breached their duty of care.
- You suffered injuries. Proving this factor is important, as you cannot collect compensation if you have not suffered from any kind of damages or injuries. Broken bones, property damage, lacerations, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries are examples of different damages that you may incur due to a business’ negligence.
- The breach caused your injuries. Next, you must be able to show that, but-for the business’ breach, you would not have sustained injury; it is not enough to show that the business breached their duty of care. If, for example, a business owner knew the wooden stairs were rotten, but failed to maintain them, and you fell through the stairs, subsequently breaking your leg, you have likely shown that the business owner’s breach of duty caused your medical injury.
How do I hold a store or business liable for a slip and fall?
Have you slipped and fell and are now wondering how to hold a store or business liable? In general, you must file a personal injury lawsuit against the business owner directly or file an insurance claim against the owner’s insurance policy. Keep in mind that you cannot file a claim at any time, you must do so within the statute of limitations in your state. Call Zinda Law Group today to discuss when you need to file your claim by.
Who can you sue for a store/business slip and fall?
Understanding who you can sue for a business or store slip and fall accident is extremely important. Typically, this will be the business owner; although you may also have a claim against a landlord or property owner if the business owner leases a store. A Zinda Law Group attorney can help determine who you can sue following your slip and fall accident, so contact our team as soon as possible.
When would a business be liable for harm of a customer?
A business will likely be held liable for harm of a customer when they have breached their duty of care to keep their customers free from foreseeable injury or harm.
If you have any other questions regarding how to receive compensation for your business accident injuries, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our team can help investigate your case, determine fault, and guide you through each step of the legal process, from start to finish. Further, you are not obligated to pay any upfront lawyer fees or costs.
After being injured in a business, call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863 5312 to set up your free initial consultation. You do not have to worry about paying us anything unless we are able to win you compensation in your case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”