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Slip and Fall at RaceTrac

  • Published: December 29, 2022

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident at RaceTrac, it’s important to speak with us right away so that we can help protect your rights to reimbursement for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income while you continue to recover from your injuries.

Did you slip and fall at RaceTrac?

>What is a Slip and Fall Accident?

A slip or trip-and-fall incident is a type of personal injury accident. They happen when someone falls, trips, or slips on an area that was dangerous and unsuitable for walking. The property owner is liable for any injuries that result from these types of accidents in most circumstances. In some cases, however, they may not be responsible if there was no negligence involved on their part (for example, if the victim previously traversed the dangerous area).

>How Can You Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are several ways to avoid getting injured during a slip and fall accident:

  • Watch out for wet spots on floors outside stores or restaurants when it rains;
  • Use caution when standing near water fountains in public places such as airports;
  • If you’re carrying anything heavy while walking through crowded areas like shopping malls or stadiums—especially if it’s raining out—make sure there’s no ice underfoot before starting your journey so that you don’t slip while trying to maneuver around other people;

What are some damages that my law firm can help me fight for?

The following are some of the damages that a slip and fall attorney can help you fight for after your accident:

  • Medical expenses. You may have incurred medical bills as a result of your injuries, including doctor visits, hospital stays and physical therapy. The costs associated with treating your injuries should be covered by the at-fault party’s insurance company.
  • Lost wages. You may have missed work after being injured in the accident or because of other life changes that occurred because of the accident (such as having to change jobs). Your attorney will help negotiate with the defendant to pay these lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering. A slip and fall injury can cause emotional distress, which is why it’s important for you to hire an attorney who understands how emotional distress damages work so they can maximize them on your behalf when negotiating with insurers or appealing verdicts rendered in courtrooms across New York State

Why should I fill out an incident report after my accident?

It’s important to document the incident. You may need to prove your injuries, show that you were injured at the location, and/or show that you were injured as a result of another’s negligence.

The reason for filling out an incident report is also to help you get compensated for your injuries if it turns out that someone else was responsible for what happened. In some cases, documentation is necessary in order for insurance companies to pay out on your claim; otherwise they’ll try their best not only to deny coverage but also refuse payment even after a ruling in favor of your claim has been made by an arbitrator or judge.

If you have been injured at a Racetrac, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, but they’re more common in certain settings, such as convenient stores and gas stations.

Types of slip and fall accidents include:

  • Tripping on uneven pavement (such as a crack in the sidewalk)
  • Slipping on oil from cars parked outside buildings
  • Tripping over debris left behind by construction workers working nearby

The more information you can provide about your accident, the better. Even if it wasn’t your fault, you still deserve compensation for any medical bills or lost wages from being unable to work due to your injuries. The best way to understand what kind of damages are available under Georgia law is by speaking with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

 

Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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