A late-night run to QuikTrip for a midnight snack and gas can end up disastrous. Believe it or not, gas station slip and fall accidents have become increasingly common. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can occur at any time and anywhere. There are over 15,000 gas stations with convenience stores in Texas alone with a never-ending flow of customers. While most owners do their best to provide a safe environment they do fall short at times. Their negligence can cause hazardous conditions that can lead to slip and fall injuries.
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident at QuikTrip or a gas station, you should seek help as soon as possible. Here at Lone Star Injury Law, we have helped hundreds of residents in El Paso, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth seek compensation for slip and fall injuries.
A report published by the Center For Disease Control revealed that 1 out of 5 slip and fall accidents result in a serious injury such as; fractured bones or a head injury. In addition, over 800,000 people are hospitalized due to a fall injury.
Gas station convenience stores slip and fall injuries are on the rise due to hazardous conditions which presents several opportunities for a customer to get injured. Here are some of the most common conditions that can compromise a customer’s safety include:
Most gas stations with convenience stores have self-serve food and drink stations that often get messy. Customers spill food and drinks on the floor while filling up their cups and containers. When store employees fail to clean up these messes or even put up a caution sign over the area warning customers of the slippery floor. This can be hazardous for other customers. Therefore the owner would be responsible for any injuries that a customer sustains from a slip and fall accident.
In Texas, business owners are required to properly shovel and remove ice and create a safe walkway for customers. However, when they fail to do so and a customer slips and falls the business owner will be liable.
At self-serve and employee-operated gas stations, gas can end up leaking onto the pavement. Other customers may pull up to add motor oil to their car and end up spilling some of the product on the ground. This can also make the pavement slick creating a hazard for other customers.
Gas station parking lots can become downright dangerous when uneven pavement, cracked pavement, and big potholes aren’t repaired. Sometimes gas station convenience store owners aren’t aware of these poor conditions while others procrastinate about repairing them. Their negligence can cause serious slip and fall accidents.
Besides slip and fall accidents, customers can get hurt by falling objects that were placed high on the shelf. In addition, assault and battery from other patrons or a car accident that took place in the parking lot can all lead to serious injuries that the owner can be held legally responsible for.
If you or someone you loved was injured in a slip and fall accident at QuikTrip or some other gas station you can sue the owner. In Texas, the premises liability law requires that business owners maintain reasonably safe conditions for their customers. When they fail to do so due to their negligence, any injured parties can seek compensation to cover their medical expenses and lost wages. They can also sue for the pain and suffering they have endured.
The first step in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to be to hire a QuikTrip slip and fall accident attorney.
All too often, victims of slip and fall accidents don’t go after the compensation they deserve because they don’t have the money to hire an attorney. However, at Lone Star Injury Law we offer a zero fee guarantee. A zero fee guarantee is a promise that you don’t have to worry about making any payments unless your case is won or we reach a settlement.
If you’ve already hired a lawyer for your QuikTrip slip and fall case but for whatever reasons you have some concerns contact us for a free second opinion. Our attorneys have years of experience in fighting personal injury cases against all types of corporations. If you believe that your current lawyer isn’t fighting your case in the manner that you deserve we will evaluate your case and let you know whether the settlement you’ve been offered is fair.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. During a consultation, you’ll sit down with our experienced personal injury attorneys, and together we’ll discuss all the details of your case. We’ll determine what’s the best strategy to use to help you secure the compensation you deserve.