People go to businesses every day in Texas. They go to these businesses for various reasons, but most of the time it is to shop. They may be shopping for groceries, clothes, household goods and many other items. When they go to these stores they are usually focused on what they need to buy and not on their safety or potential hazards. They assume they will be able to find what they are looking for, pay for it and go on with their day.
While this is what occurs most of the time, it is not a guarantee. There are times when people are involved in slip-and-fall accidents due to different hazards in the store or actions of others in the store. These accidents can result in significant injuries for the people involved. The injuries can be very painful and also prevent people from doing many life activities like working. As a result the injuries can be costly financially as well. People can incur significant medical bills and lose income as well.
Required elements for proving store owners are liable
The store owner or company occupying the space may be liable for compensating the victims of the accident. However, they are not liable for everything accident that occurs in the stores. In order to prove that the company is at fault for the accident and liable to compensate the victim, certain elements must be shown.
Those elements are that the company knew that there was a dangerous condition that could harm customers on the property; that they failed to warn customers or remedy the hazard; and that the dangerous condition was the cause of the victim’s injuries.
There are many people in Texas who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year. Many of these accidents could have been avoided if the companies were not negligent in their care of the store. If they fail to fix or warn customers of dangerous conditions that formed on the property, they may be required to compensate the victim for their medical bills, lost income and other damages. Experienced attorneys understand when companies are at fault for these accidents and may be a useful resource.