If You Get Hurt in a Store

Do you know the general guidelines for receiving compensation after getting hurt in a store? If you suffer a personal injury while shopping, here are some points that may decide if you have a claim:

· Businesses have a "duty of care" responsibility to their customers. This means they are responsible for three basic rules. 1) The store must find and eliminate dangers, 2) avoid creating unsafe conditions, and 3) keep the premises in a safe condition. If our investigation of the facts indicates that they may have violated one or more of these rules, we can help you with a claim.

· If you suffer a personal injury in a store, the burden will be on you to prove that the store knew about the danger. This can be accomplished in one of two ways. 1) Actual knowledge means that an employee was notified of the danger and did not take measures to correct it. 2) Constructive knowledge means that the business should have known due to the length of time the danger existed. For example, the banana you slipped on in the grocery store had lain there so long it was black and squished.

There are other specific factors that can determine the owner's liability and whether you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Since each instance of personal injury while shopping in a store will have its own details, you should contact Chancey, Kanavos, Love & Painter. We can discuss all the facts with you, and determine if a claim should be filed to compensate for your personal injuries.

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