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How store owners might defend against slip and fall injury claims

Posted on August 23, 2015 11:45 am under Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents and other injurious incidents in stores and shopping areas are all too common in the country. In fact, a 2014 article by The Washington Post revealed that approximately 24,000 kids are being harmed each year by shopping carts alone.

A personal injury suit can be filed if the negligent premises owner breached their duty of care, and that his action (or lack of) caused the plaintiff to suffer from damages. However, store owners may sometimes raise the following points to defend against personal injury liability:

  • The customer was negligent, or has acted in ways that he/she is not allowed
  • The danger is too obvious to avoid
  • The cost of mitigating the danger is unreasonably costlier
  • No danger is present in the premises
  • The manager/owner has no prior knowledge about the danger

If you have just suffered from the damages brought about by a slip and fall incident in someone else’s premises in Wisconsin, take action right away by speaking with our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and know more about upholding your right to justice and compensation today.