Companies have a duty to make their business safe for customers. Spills should be cleaned up. Open holes should be filled. Broken furniture should be repaired or replaced. Companies also have a duty to warn customers of dangerous conditions such as wet floors or overstocked shelves.
If you are injured because a company failed to make its business safe, you may have a claim.
Exposed wiring should be covered. Lights and fixtures should be secured to prevent them from falling. Shelves should not be overstocked. If you were hurt because a business failed to warn you of a dangerous condition, you may have a claim.
Policies should be in place requiring regular inspections to look for potential dangers. If you are injured because a company failed to implement safety policies, you may have a claim.
Training should be in place so that employees maintain furniture, fixtures, and flooring to make businesses safe for customers. If you were hurt because a company failed to conduct safety training, you may have a claim.
What are dangerous conditions?
A business owner has a duty to remove or warn customers of any dangerous conditions.
These could include the following:
- Wet floors
- Unsecured rugs or carpet
- Uneven flooring
- Poor lighting
- Missing handrails
- Broken furniture
- Missing braces, guards, or locks
- Exposed electrical wires
- Poor structural support
- Poor security
- Uncovered holes
If an unsafe business causes your injury, call an attorney. Your attorney can investigate. Your attorney can determine whether the business owner is at fault for failing to make the business safe. Call us for a free consultation.
What does a business owner owe for not making a business safe?
The types of injuries a customer might suffer vary. They include concussions, burns, lacerations, broken bones, electrocution, and even death.
A business that fails to remove dangers or warn customers, could be responsible for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Used work benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Physical pain and mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you believe you have a claim, call us now.
How can an attorney help?
An attorney can obtain the company’s policies and procedures, employee records, pictures, surveillance video, incident reports, and witness statements.
An attorney can hire an expert to conduct an inspection of the business or the item that caused your injury.
An attorney can find and hire a qualified expert to conduct the inspection.
An attorney can hire private investigators and take oral depositions to be used in trial.
If you’ve been injured, focus on your recovery. Let an attorney handle the investigation and get the answers you need. Call now for a free consultation.