Turning his cart around the end cap of a grocery store isle, Heath is heading
for the produce section. As a proud papa, he enjoys being the parent that
does the grocery shopping. However, he will not enjoy what is about to
As he rounds the corner, he suddenly finds himself on the floor. He
slipped on water and now sits in the mess. For a moment, Heath finds humor in the incident,
but then pain sets in as he stands up.
Edna, another shopper, comes over to help. She dusts Heath off and offers
him conversation while another shopper retrieves the store manager. Edna,
in addition to talking about the weather, notes that she informed someone
at the customer service desk about the wet floor forty-five minutes ago;
she was surprised that it wasn’t cleaned and that a warning sign
wasn’t placed there.
Heath found the store manager to be very professional and even likeable.
An incident report was filled out and a copy was given to Heath. The ambulance
was called, and Heath was spirited away quickly. Later that day, he was
discharged from the hospital with a cast on his now broken wrist and pain
medication for his fractured tailbone.
A few days later, he was surprised to get a call from the market’s
insurance company. The store manager informed the company of the accident.
They even offered him money. Wary about the proposition, Heath asked for
time to think it over and ended the call.
experienced Newburgh slip and fall accident attorneys know that Heath made a good decision. Quite often, insurance companies
will contact slip and fall victims. Savvy and good at persuasion, insurance
company employees can easily outfox the average Joe. Such is why victims
should have an attorney do the talking for them.
In some instances, the insurance company might agree to a payout without
the victim having to proceed to a suit and trial. Other times, compensation
will only come via a full-blown trial.
Slip and fall victims should not fear civil litigation because of not knowing what to expect at trial.
The experienced attorney will prove that the owner of the property negligently
maintained the premises. Proof will be offered to show that a hazardous
condition existed, that the store knew or should have known about the
hazard, and that the store failed to fix the problem and/or warn visitors
of the problem. Of course, it will also be shown that the hazard is what
actually caused the victims injuries and damages.
Learn more about what you should know about New York slip and fall accidents in
our latest article posted here. Read more about New York slip and fall accidents at stores in
our blog posted here. Learn more about slip and fall accidents on broken sidewalks in
our blog posted here. Read more about slip and falls on stairs and stairways in
our blog posted here.
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