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I Slipped and Fell in a Stein Mart and Got Hurt

stein mart store frontDid you have a Stein Mart slip and fall accident? If so, hiring a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can be in your best interest to make sure that you get the money that you are owed. You just need to be sure that you hire a reputable slip and fall lawyer to help your chances in winning your claim against the insurance company. Slip and fall injuries can be very devastating for families, which is why you need to know if you have a valid claim against Stein Mart. A personal injury lawyer can help you through every step of this process so that you can optimize your chances of success.

The first thing to take a look at is whether or not you have a valid claim for your slip and fall and accident. To prove that Stein Mart is liable for your injury, you need to prove that there were unsafe conditions that put you and everyone who visited the store in potential danger. Just having a slip and fall accident on their property doesn’t mean that they are automatically liable for your accident. Here are some examples of what constitutes unsafe conditions:

  • Debris
  • Potholes
  • Damaged sidewalk or other walkways
  • Snow and Ice that has accumulated
  • Floors that are wet and slippery

The owner of the property must have either been responsible for the unsafe condition or did not properly tend to the problem, putting other people at risk. The property owner is responsible for ensuring that they have taken reasonable measures to keep their property safe. For instance, if someone drops something on the ground and you slip on it immediately, you likely won’t have grounds for your case. This is because there would not have been any time to tell anyone that there was a mess to clean up. However, if the spill had been on the floor for a long time without being cleaned up or have any warning about the spill, you may have a valid claim.

Another thing that can affect your claim is whether or not the property owner had proper notice of the hazard. This can be seen in the previous example. A spill that happened immediately before a slip and fall means that there was no time to notify the property owner. Notice can be a very difficult thing to prove for your personal injury claim. Incidence reports and surveillance footage can be what makes or breaks your case here, as these things can prove whether or not there was adequate notice.

A final consideration is whether or not a warning was posted about the potential hazard. In cases where the property owner knows there’s an issue but can’t do anything to repair it, they need to place warning signs to let people know all about the potential hazard. Some ways that they can warn about these hazards include posting signs and roping off the hazardous area. There is also the consideration of whether or not the hazard was considered to be “open and obvious”. This means if you see a large hole, this is an obvious hazard that you need to avoid.

If you have been injured on Stein Mart property, contact The Injury Firm for a free consultation.  If we decide to take your case, you pay us nothing until the case is settled and then we get our fee out of your settlement.  If we don’t win the case, you owe us nothing!

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