What to Do if You’re Injured as a Customer
If injured as the customer of a retail or other business, the immediate actions you take can impact whether you receive compensation. Slip and fall injuries on floor or stairs are common. However, if you’re assaulted, bitten by a dog, or hurt by defective equipment on site, a Houston personal injury lawyer can help you hold the business liable.
Your legal status as a customer and other factors determine your rights. For example, the condition of the property and whether the owner provided adequate warning are keys to determining liability. The business can be fully liable or be only partially at fault.
Either way, you may be able to recover financial damages.
Report the incident as soon as possible to a premises manager. They then not only know what happened but will have a more difficult time denying it. Other steps, including taking photographs, can prove the business breached its duty of care.
Failure to place hazard signs or clean up spills is a breach of duty because the business did not properly address customer safety.
Read on to see if a business can be held liable for your injuries, what you may be entitled to, and how to get the process started. A Houston personal injury lawyer at Johnson Garcia LLP can review your claim and help obtain the compensation you deserve.