Every Rite Aid slip and fall accident typically involves a number of parties, some of whom may not be entirely clear at the outset. Before you embark on a Rite Aid slip and fall case, you will want to examine the facts of your case in light of the potential parties who could be held liable.
It is always important to identify who is responsible for the injuries that were sustained in a slip and fall accident so that you can pursue compensation and seek justice. Check out the following information to learn who may be responsible for your Rite Aid injuries.
What Causes Rite Aid Slip and Fall Accidents
In many cases, a slip and fall accident is caused by a poorly kept property that is being managed by an individual or company who, by law, is liable for the hazards that may exist on their properties. For example, the entrance of a store may be in disrepair due to breakage or age, but the store owner may be held liable because they are responsible for the condition of their entryway.
Rite Aid Store Owners Are Typically Liable
If you sustained injuries while on the store owner’s premises, then it is likely that the store owner is liable for your injuries. Store owners give implied consent for patrons to enter their premises. Thus, if you were injured due to the store owner's negligence, then the store owner may be liable for your injuries. The store owner can be held liable for failing to implement safe work procedures or to properly train employees on how to properly clean the store.
The Rite Aid store owner is liable for any slip and fall injuries that occur on their premises even if they argue that you were there after business hours and not during regular business hours. The store owner is likely to argue that they are not liable for your injuries because they did not know, nor should they have known, that the floor was slippery, wet, or otherwise unsafe. This line of argument is unlikely to succeed. This is especially true if the store owner acted purposely or recklessly when your injuries occurred.
In some instances, the store owner may not have been acting purposely or recklessly but rather negligently. In such cases, you will need to prove that the store owner owed you a duty to keep their premises safe. If you can prove this, then you will need to show that they breached this duty and that your injuries were a direct and proximate result of the breach.
If you have questions regarding Rite Aid slip and fall claims, speak to a personal injury lawyer.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents at Rite Aid Stores
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident in a Rite Aid store, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your damages.
People who have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a Rite Aid store, need to act quickly. You need to gather as much evidence as possible. Photograph the scene of the accident. Take pictures of your injuries. You should also get the contact information of any witnesses that were present at the time of the accident. Following the accident you must focus on recovery, however, you should not wait to contact an attorney.
Never wait to call a lawyer, as waiting may make it more difficult to recover a fair settlement from the at-fault party. By contacting an attorney, you increase your chances of recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible. Without one, it may be difficult or even impossible to build a legal claim that is strong enough to prove negligence in the accident.
Recover Compensation for Your Slip and Fall Accident
In order to get the justice you deserve, you need to file a claim. While it is possible to do this independently, we suggest that you instead hire a lawyer to represent you throughout the proceedings. Doing so will ensure that you have the legal support necessary to collect evidence and appropriately document damages.
If you are interested in having your case evaluated, use the contact form on this page to speak to a lawyer today from Kwartler Manus, or call our office at (267) 214-8608.