Store Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Store Injury Attorneys in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Destin, Florida
Below are answers to frequently asked questions by people injured while in a store or business, and are provided by the injury lawyers of Dean & Camper, P.A., a law firm dedicated to helping those injured by the negligence of others.
Q: SHOULD I NOTIFY THE STORE OR BUSINESS ABOUT MY INJURY?
A: Yes. If you have been injured while in a store or business, you should notify a manager of the store or business immedately, even if your injury initially appears to be minor. Often times injuries are not immediately apparent at the accident scene, but later worsen in the hours, days, and weeks after the accident. Most stores or business will ask you to write a short statement or report about the incident. When doing so, be sure to list all injuries you are experiencing and request a copy of any statement or report that you provide to the store. You should also note the names and positions of all employees to whom you reported the incident, as well as the names and positions of any employees who may have witnessed your injury. Even if you have already left the store or business after your injury, it is still important to notify the store or business of your injury as soon as possible.
Q: WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I GET FROM THE STORE OR BUSINESS AND ANY WITNESSES?
A: As soon as possible after a store injury or business premises injury, you should try to get the names, phone numbers and addresses of all persons involved in the accident or witnesses to the accident. When reporting your injury to the store or business, be sure to request that the store or business preserve all video surveillance in the store or business taken on the day of your injury. Most larger stores and businesses now have numerous cameras recording video throughout the store or business, and this evidence may prove critical to your injury claim. It is best to request in writing to the business that all video be preserved when reporting the injury to the store. It is also important to note the exact location, date, and time you were injured.
Q: SHOULD I TAKE PICTURES?
A: Yes. You should take pictures of the area where your injury occured. And if there was a defective condition, substance or product involved in your injury, be sure to take a picture of that as well. For example, if you suffered a slip and fall in a store, be sure to take a picture of the substance that caused you to slip. If your body shows physical signs of trauma, you should also photograph your injuries. The more record keeping the better. Recording this information will help you more accurately recall the details of your store injury and in relaying the information to your attorney, as well as help record the facts and circumstances of your accident in cases where there may be a dispute as to what occurred.
Q: SHOULD I CALL AN ATTORNEY?
A: Yes. After a store injury or business premises injury, you should call a personal injury attorney experienced in helping injured victims with store injury and premises liability claims. The consultation is completely free, and delaying in making the call can often times significantly affect your legal rights. At the law firm of Dean & Camper, helping accident and injury victims with their personal injury claims is all we do. Our experienced injury attorneys can answer any questions you may have. If you decide to pursue a claim against the party responsible for your accident or their insurance company, we can help you in investigating the facts and law for your claim to help ensure your evidence is preserved and that you are obtaining all possible insurance benefits and sources of compensation for your losses and damages. If you decide to pursue a personal injury claim through one of our lawyers, there would be no fees or costs to you unless we get a financial recovery for you on your claim. Our attorneys are available any time, 24/7, for a free consultation.
Q: WHAT KIND OF COMPENSATION AM I ENTITLED TO IF I'VE SUFFERED A STORE INJURY OR BUSINESS PREMISES INJURY?
A: The type and amount of compensation you may be entitled to when injured in a store or business depend on the nature of the accident and the extent of your injuries and damages. If your injury was caused by the carelessness or negligence of the store or business, or its failure to maintain the store or business, you may be able to recover compensation for:
Hospital, medical and doctor bills;
- Lost wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Disability or disfigurement;
- Wrongful death; and
- Other damages, losses, and out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the accident.
If you have been injured in a store or business and have questions, call the injury lawyers of Dean & Camper for a free consultation. Call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss a free consultation with one of our experienced store injury lawyers. With evening, weekend, home and hospital appointments available for those in need, our lawyers can be there when and where you need them. Call now!
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