Q What Should I Do If I Was Injured in a Store?
Accidents happen in stores all the time. Slipping on poorly maintained floors or dangerous objects can have lifelong consequences.
If you're injured in a store, seek immediate medical attention. Be sure to tell your doctor about any symptoms or pains you may be experiencing, no matter how minor they may seem. If your symptoms persist, seek immediate follow-up care and follow your doctor’s orders. Keep all bills and records from your medical treatment, as they may be necessary if you decide to file a claim.
You should also make an official report of your accident with the store manager. If possible considering your condition, take photographs of the scene and the obstruction or danger that caused your injury. Most cell phones have a built-in camera, making this part easier to do than it used to be.
Save any receipts you may have from the store, as these can help to prove you were in the store at the time of the accident. Write down the contact information of any witnesses to your accident.
Stores have a duty to keep their premises safe for customers, and you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of your injury.
Premises liability claims are time-sensitive. Therefore, it's important that you contact a premises liability attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Don't discuss your claim, sign any releases, or make any written or recorded statements (other than the initial report at the store) until you've done so.
Our slip and fall attorneys in Kansas City can help you get started. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.