When visiting a gas station, few people expect that they will end up injured. Unfortunately, gas stations have many potential hazards that can lead to a slip and fall accident. The injuries resulting from these accidents may be severe. If the gas station owner or operator knew about the hazards that led to the slip and fall accident, they may be liable for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. An experienced attorney can help you determine who was to blame for your slip and fall accident.
8 Potential Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents at Gas Stations
What are some of the potential causes of slip and fall accidents that occur at a gas station? The following are eight examples:
- Cracked or uneven payment.
- Pooled gasoline or oil.
- Ice and snow that has accumulated without being removed or treated.
- Poor water runoff.
- Debris in the aisles of the gas station’s store.
- Poorly maintained restrooms that have spilled water or soap on the floor.
- Lack of adequate lighting in the parking lot.
- Misplaced equipment.
Depending on the cause of the accident that resulted in your slip and fall accident injury, there are several parties who may potentially be liable. These parties include the owner of the gas station, the operator of the gas station, the property owner, or a third party that was present at the time of the fall.
After a slip and fall accident, it is important to take the proper steps in order to protect your legal rights. We are here to help guide you through this process. We encourage you to contact us today for more information at 470-819-2273.