Do I Have a Claim if I Slip and Fall at a Grocery Store?
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
You slip and fall in a grocery store on a puddle of water. You feel a little banged up but can continue going about your day. The next morning you wake up with a stiff neck and an aching back. You find yourself wondering, “do I have a personal injury claim?”
Slip and fall accidents can occur when a property is not maintained and can often result in various injuries. In Missouri, business and property owners have a special duty of care that they owe to people they invite onto their premises. They must keep the premises safe and free from dangerous conditions.
You may have a claim if you can prove the defendant, in this case, the store owner, failed to demonstrate reasonable care.
Failure of reasonable care can include:
▪️ An owner or employee created the hazard, which caused your accident.
▪️ An owner or employee knew or should have known about the hazard but did not remove it.
When you are injured as a result of a careless property owner, they should pay for your damages.
To help your claim, when you have been involved in a slip and fall accident:
▪️ Do not claim fault
▪️ Get the contact information for any witnesses, the store owner, and manager
▪️ Ask for a copy of the incident report
▪️ Document the incident by taking photos
▪️ Seek medical attention for your injuries
▪️ Call an attorney to help walk you through the process.
Dawson Law Firm, LLC. Licensed in Missouri
Dawson Law Firm, LLC. 222 S. Central Ave. Ste.1100. St. Louis, MO 63105
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