Slip and Fall Accidents in Retail Stores and Restaurants in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 29, 2010 in Personal Injury
Retail stores and restaurants can only survive if people feel invited to enter their premises. Therefore, there are few types of business establishments that must be kept safer than these two, especially when one considers the inherent dangers of heavy foot traffic. Unfortunately, Arizona slip and fall accidents occur with alarming regularity, and when they do those who have been harmed need to seek the help of experienced Phoenix premises liability lawyers. Below is a look at each type of business and the dangers involved.
Arizona Retail Store Slip and Fall Injuries
Retail stores are filled with racks of items that people will peruse, and successful retail outlets feature walkways and aisles that can seem like the downtown of a major city. With all of these people and all of these items being moved, it's highly common for items to wind up on the floor, for shelves to come loose and for other substances to be spilled on the floors. All of these factors lead to slip and fall accidents, and when this occurs those who have suffered an injury need to immediately report the incident to the manager on duty. This could be a critical step towards preserving evidence if a legal claim is to be filed.
Slip and Fall Accidents in AZ Restaurants
Successful restaurants are constantly teeming with people and with activity, including patrons who are coming and going, sitting and standing as well as restaurant staff sometimes running through the dining hall with enormous trays of food and drinks. With all of this commotion, it's easy to understand how people can suffer serious slip and fall injuries if even one item is left on the floor for too long. The injuries that can be suffered can be extremely serious, and some slip and falls can be deadly.
The bottom line is that those who are in charge of restaurants and retail stores are responsible for the safety of the customers and patrons they invite. If they fail to maintain a safe premises and people are hurt as a result, it can lead to liability in the form of an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. If you or someone you love has been harmed in such an incident, seek the help of a Phoenix injury attorney at Phillips Law Group today by scheduling a free initial consultation.