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Farmers Market Slip and Fall Injury Accident

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We all love to visit farmers’ markets every so often - the fresh produce, the delicious meats, and the overall experience keep us coming back for more time after time. To keep all visitors safe, you may not know but farmers’ markets need to assess common risks and take measures to alleviate them.

As the day goes on, they’re responsible for the safety of all visitors - they know that property or personal injury will not only cost money but also damage the reputation of the market itself.

If you’ve been injured at a farmers’ market, it’s time to contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation. With slip and fall lawyers by your side, you may just obtain compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Common Farmers’ Market Slip and Fall Accidents

Over the years, we’ve seen many slip and fall accidents take place at farmers’ markets. This includes slipping on a spilled liquid, wet grass, cords and wires, snow, potholes, cracked paving, and tent lines and stakes. While most causes are things that can happen anywhere, tents are a specific danger to farmers’ markets, and it’s critical for those in control to manage this risk effectively.

For sellers, they need umbrellas, tents, canopies, and similar items to offer shade for not only themselves but also for their products. If the weather hasn’t been so kind, this covering protects them from the rain. However, farmers’ markets need to pay attention to the risks of such coverings.

For example, sellers may use weights, stakes, or lines to keep the tent or canopy in place. If they aren’t installed correctly, it doesn’t take much for a customer to trip or fall. Elsewhere, umbrellas can protrude into the walkway and cause injury to innocent victims. Finally, wind may cause a tent to dislodge and this can damage people as well as products and property.

This, coupled with the risk of slipping on spillages, presents a very real danger for visitors to a farmers’ market. While most people enjoy the experience and take their delicious haul home, others aren’t quite so lucky. If you’re in the latter category, don’t be afraid to contact slip and fall accident lawyers at The Injury Firm for assistance.

Importance of Negligence 

If you’re to receive compensation after a slip and fall accident, it’s important to prove negligence. If you slip or fall in any business or establishment, negligence is the key that could unlock your compensation potential. Whether you were visiting the farmers’ market or working in it, your personal injury attorney will need to prove that organizers or certain individuals were negligent and caused your accident.

When setting up a stall, sellers need to adhere to the market rules and regulations. What’s more, the organizers will likely have insurance, record-keeping, and rules of their own to follow to ensure the safety of all those in the market. If the organizers, or the stall owners, failed in their duty or were in any other way negligent then you could be entitled to compensation.

Determining negligence is something that needs expert help, and it all starts with a phone call to The Injury Firm. With a free consultation, we’ll discuss your case and determine negligence. Even if you were partly to blame, you could still receive compensation as long as another party was over 50% responsible.

In some cases, we’ll contact an expert witness to strengthen our case. We mentioned spillages as one of the potential risks, and this is perhaps the hardest to prove. If the spillage occurred seconds before you fell, it would be difficult to hold any party accountable. If the spillage had been present for an hour before your fall, the stall owner and organizers had a responsibility to deal with the hazard.

Even if they weren’t aware of the hazard, there’s an argument that they should have been aware because of their duty of care to all visitors. Regardless, this is something you’ll discuss with your slip and fall accident lawyers. Don’t talk about your case with anyone until you’ve spoken to a personal accident attorney.

Traffic and Vehicle Risks

Farmers’ markets also contain other risks like vehicle collisions and accidents. Whenever you bring large groups of people together, the risk of a car accident increases. While farmers’ markets might not compete with a sporting event for traffic, the risk is still present. You may experience a damaged vehicle, an injury, or other damage.

Towards the end of the day, vendors bring their cars into the market to start packing up. Sadly, we’ve seen cases of vendors hitting customers while doing this. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim against the landowner, the farmers’ market, and the individual vendor because this is an example of negligence.

It could be that the driver didn’t exercise caution or that they disobeyed the regulations by driving a vehicle where customers are present.

Contact The Injury Firm

If you’ve experienced an injury due to the negligence or reckless actions of an individual at a farmers’ market, feel free to contact The Injury Firm for expert assistance today. As your slip and fall accident lawyers, we’ll speak with witnesses, gather evidence, and file a claim on your behalf. While you focus on recovery, we deal with the inevitable paperwork and legal processes that follow.

Although each case is different, the goal for us is always the same - identify liability and negligence, prove that this negligence caused significant injuries, and claim compensation for the damages. You could claim medical bills (both existing and future), lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and more.

After an injury at a farmers’ market, you need slip and fall accident lawyers to protect your legal rights and take the right steps towards compensation. It all starts with a phone call and a free consultation - why not get started today?

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