As you finish your holiday shopping in Connecticut, you usually do not expect to incur an injury. You may sometimes be wounded in a store, though, if you slip and fall. We at Loughlin and Fitzgerald, Attorneys at Law, understand it is important for you to know what to do if this happens.
While slip-and-fall accidents may truly be accidents, there may be times when a store is responsible for your injuries. FindLaw says that this is because the management staff may have known that there was a hazard on the store's premises but failed to fix it. Additionally, they may not have performed an inspection to ensure that the store would safe for all shoppers. A store is legally responsible to look out for the safety of customers. This means that broken stairs should be fixed and spills should be wiped up.
You may slip and fall inside a store because an aisle was not well-lit or because an escalator stopped working properly. You can also be harmed if you slip on torn carpeting or a wet floor. Most of the time, falling inside a store does not result in serious injuries. Depending on the circumstances, though, you may sometimes incur a more severe wound, such as a sprain or fracture.
If you are hurt after slipping and falling inside a store, the store may sometimes be liable for your injuries. This means that the store may pay for you to receive treatment for your injury. If you are unable to work because of this wound, sometimes a store might also be required to give you damages for the wages you are unable to earn. More information about this subject can be found on our webpage.