Slip and fall accidents are a common type of personal injury case, but common misconceptions lead people to think these are not valid legal cases. While there have been people who have been found trying to commit fraud in this type of case to receive a large payout, that’s not generally how this type of case works. In fact, if a person is trying to commit fraud to receive a settlement, they may have a very hard time finding an Accident Lawyer Burlington VT, who will take their case once it’s determined it’s a fraudulent case.
Businesses have a responsibility to their customers to provide a safe place to shop. There are many different hazards that the company will need to watch for to ensure their customers can shop safely. Some of these hazards include:
1. Liquid spills on the floors
2. Objects and debris in the aisles
3. Carpeting that is folded over or otherwise bumpy
4. Any flooring that has bumps, uneven areas, or is otherwise hazardous to walk on
The business must watch carefully for any of these hazards, or anything else that can cause a person to trip and fall. If found, they must put up a sign alerting customers to be careful and clean or fix the problem as quickly as possible. However, not every company does this. In cases where a problem isn’t corrected in a timely manner, customers can slip or trip, fall and become seriously injured. Common injuries can vary from a simple twisted ankle to broken bones or head trauma.
In these cases, the business is responsible for the injured person’s injuries, and they must cover medical bills, lost wages, and other types of compensation. However, many times they are not willing to cover these expenses. In those cases, the injured person will need to hire an Accident Lawyer Burlington VT, to help them receive a fair settlement.
These are all cases where a person legitimately falls due to the negligence of a business to provide a safe place to shop. In all of these cases, a lawyer like Powell Bredice & Stern PLC will be able to help the victim receive the compensation they are legally entitled to. This ensures the injured person can fully recover from the accident.