Our premises liability lawyers in NYC understand that store and restaurant owners/managers have a duty of care to their customers to maintain a safe and hazard-free environment at their establishment. A duty of care is a legal obligation that an individual or entity has to act with a certain degree of caution to avoid causing injury to other people. An individual or entity has committed an act of negligence when they breach their duty of care (i.e. willfully neglecting a hazardous area in a store or restaurant). When an individual suffers an injury due to a hazardous area in a convenience store, retail store or restaurant, they may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP, our premises liability lawyers have experience handling slip and fall cases where injuries occurred in supermarkets and other commercial establishments. Our firm has been handling premises liability cases in NYC for over 60 years and has a history of successful verdicts and settlements.*
Do I Have Grounds For A Lawsuit Against The Supermarket Where Your Slip And Fall Injury Occurred?
The staff at a convenience store or supermarket is responsible for monitoring and maintaining safe conditions for guests. When a grocery store's staff fails to properly monitor the premises for hazardous areas, they may be liable for any injury that results. Incidents that may be grounds for a premises liability lawsuit include but are not limited to:
- Liquid spilled on the floor
- Debris in the store's aisles
- Boxes or items improperly stacked on shelves
- Freshly waxed floors
- Defective staircase
- Poorly placed product displays
Injured individuals should keep in mind that suffering an injury in a store due to any of the aforementioned incidents does not necessarily provide grounds for a premises liability lawsuit. In order to have grounds for a claim, the injured individual must be able to show that the store's staff knew about the hazardous area and neglected to clean it up. Furthermore, to have a valid claim, the injury must have caused the victim either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are classified as any financial loss resulting from the injury, while non-economic damages are any long-term physical and emotional pain incurred.
Do I Have Grounds For A Lawsuit Against The Retail Store Where Your Incident Occurred?
Owners of retail stores are required by law to maintain their premises in safe conditions. When they are negligent, property owners may be liable for accidents that occur in their establishments. This applies to grocery stores, department stores and all other retail outlets. The area of law that governs these types of lawsuits is known as premises liability law. Because of the complexity and high burden of proof required in many of these cases, it is important to consult a knowledgeable premises liability lawyer.
Our premises liability lawyers in NYC have handled all types of cases involving retail store accidents, including those arising from:
- Water on the floor
- Poor lighting
- Uneven floors
- Torn or ragged carpet
- Un-cleared spills
- Products falling from shelves
- Unsecured wires or cords
- Ice or snow in entryways, in parking lots or on the sidewalk in front of the store
Hazards like these can lead to broken bones, head injuries and deep bruises. In some cases, victims may need to undergo surgery or other procedures as a result of their injuries. Our attorneys seek compensation from negligent store owners to compensate victims for their lost wages, medical bills and other expenses related to their injury.
Do I Have Grounds For A Lawsuit Against The Restaurant Where Your Accident Occurred?
Generally, people going to a restaurant do not have fears of injuries. They expect good service and good food, not slippery conditions and darkened stairways. Unfortunately, not every restaurant’s location is designed or maintained to safely accommodate its guests, and when safety is not a priority, accidents can happen. If you were injured at a restaurant because a spill was not cleaned up or due to something else that caused an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our premises liability lawyers in NYC have assisted clients injured at restaurants, including accidents caused by:
- Food or drink spills on the floor
- Poor lighting
- Lack of railings or broken railings on stairways
- Failure to maintain the premises
- Burns by hot food or drink
Slip and falls are a common restaurant injury and can cause serious harm. People may suffer broken bones, back injuries or head injuries. Persons who have suffered injuries in New York City restaurants should make sure they have experienced premises liability attorneys representing them.
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Restaurants have insurance companies with expensive defense lawyers on their side. Who is looking out for your interests? Our firm protects injury victims who have suffered due to someone else’s negligence.