Denver Grocery Store Slip And Fall Information – Travis Luther Investigates-shiyang

Legal I have seen a number of cases in the news recently related to slip and fall accidents at grocery stores and Wal-Mart stores. Slip and fall cases are referred to as "premises liability" cases in the legal .munity. Attorney Gregory Gold of Denver, Colorado recently received a $15 million dollar verdict in Greeley, Colorado for a slip and fall case at a Wal-Mart, related to an overflowing grease trap. A lot of slip and fall cases are related to poorly cleared ice and snow. So I decided to ask some of the attorneys I know to help explain the facets of a slip and fall personal injury case and why a Colorado business could be liable. The first question I looked to answer was how can a grocery store or Wal-Mart be responsible for the injuries people sustain because of poor weather conditions? A lot of grocery store slip and fall cases are related to falls that occur on snow or ice in the parking lot or slips from melted snow that has pooled into water inside the store. Grocery stores can"t control the weather. Why should they be held responsible for the weather conditions? The answers I received can be summed up as follows: Grocery stores may not be able to control the weather, but they can control whether or not they decide to invite you in for business. If a grocery store decides to stay open during a snow storm, they have a responsibility to create a safe shopping experience. They are choosing to make money during the snow storm. If that choice results in someone"s injury, the grocery store should be held liable. There is no reason that a grocery store should be aloud to make money without assuming some of the risk of doing so. Being open is an invitation to .e in and do business. If you are hurt because a grocery store invited you in to do business, but did not provide a safe environment for that transaction to happen, then the grocery store should be held liable for your injuries. I also asked what a person should do if they have been involved in a slip and fall accident at a Denver grocery store. Almost every attorney"s first answer was to MAKE SURE YOU ARE OK! Seek medical attention if you need it. If you are not sure if you need medical attention, error on the side of caution and ask for it. Slip and fall injuries can be especially hard on the neck and spine. These are not areas you want to risk further injure to by trying to "walk it off" and act like you are ok. If you are well enough to get up and move around, immediately file an incident report with the grocery store. This incident report will hopefully ac.plish two things. First, it will create a record of the incident with the store. Second, hopefully it will motivate someone in the store to clear up the dangerous situation that resulted in your injury. Filing a report may prevent another person from being hurt. The last question I asked is what kind of .pensation could a person injured in a slip and fall accident at a grocery store be entitled to? The attorneys all agreed that first a grocery store must admit liability, be found liable by a judge or jury, and offer some sort of settlement before the injured person could receive any kind of financial .pensation. But if those criteria are met, an injured person could receive money for missed work and lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and permanent impairment. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a Denver, Colorado grocery store, seek the advice of an experienced premises liability attorney. In most cases a personal injury attorney in Denver will be able to give you a free case evaluation and talk with you about all of your legal options. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: