If a customer trips and falls inside of a store in Wyoming and the fall was caused by the store owner/operator’s negligence, they may be entitled to recover compensation from multiple sources. Public and private property owners are required to maintain their premises to ensure they are free from unsafe or hazardous conditions.
For instance, if a store owner’s flooring was lifted posing as a potential fall hazard, they would be expected to repair it or make it inaccessible to visitors.
If a store owner/operator fails to maintain their premises so that they are reasonably safe to enter, they can be held accountable for any injuries that are sustained because of it. If an individual fell inside of a store, whether it is a large retail chain like Walmart or a local mom-and-pop shop, they may be able to recover compensation in one of two ways.
- Filing an insurance claim with the store owner’s commercial property insurance carrier.
Most store owners in Wyoming are required to carry liability insurance which protects them in the event a customer gets hurt on their property. While some store owners might choose to purchase commercial general liability insurance, others may be carrying additional coverages that can be used in the event of a fall. Therefore, a customer who falls inside of a store may be able to obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more by filing a claim with the store owner’s insurance company.
- File a lawsuit against the property owner.
If a property owner wasn’t insured at the time of the slip and fall or their insurance limits weren’t enough to cover a victim’s accident-related costs, then they might be able to recover compensation by filing a civil lawsuit against the property owner. A civil lawsuit can be filed against an individual or a business.
For example, if someone slipped and fell inside of Target or Walmart their lawsuit would likely be against the company. If a person fell inside of a small brick-and-mortar store, then their lawsuit might be filed against the property owner, their business, or both.
How much is a slip and fall claim worth?
If an individual slipped and fell inside of a business in Wyoming and they would like to receive an estimate for what their case is worth, they can contact Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. at (307) 316-1760. The Wyoming personal injury lawyers at Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. can assess a slip and fall accident victim’s injuries, medical costs, etc., and help them recover any compensation they might be due.
Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. can be reached at:
301 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307) 316-1760