If you slip and fall while shopping at your local Safeway, Wal-Mart, or any other store and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to compensation.
In Washington state stores typically owe their customers a general duty to use all reasonable care to protect them from injury while on the premises. Whether or not you are able to recover for your injuries depends on the specific facts of your case, as sometimes accidents happen and there is legal standpoint to recover any compensation. If the property owner did something, or failed to do something, however, you may have a case. Some common examples of situations that may be recoverable can include:
-water or other liquid that was not cleaned up which causes you to slip and injure yourself
-merchandise stacked high on shelves that fall on you, causing injuries
-deteriorating steps outside of the business causing you to fall and injure yourself.
The above examples are just a few of many situations where a store may be liable for your injuries. If you happen to suffer from a slip and fall and are injured, the best way to find out whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injuries is to seek advice of a personal injury attorney. Contact Calbom & Schwab’s personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim today.