Were You Seriously Hurt At A Bradenton Business Because Of Negligence?

Many consumers enjoy shopping, and no, not online; we're talking in person. They like going to their favorite boutiques, shops, stores, and markets to purchase goods. What else do folks do on these trips? Probably lots of stuff, but we're only talking about eating out. People go to restaurants in and around Bradenton to satisfy their hunger.

For a lot of us, this sounds as if it would be a wonderful day. However, did you know that shopping and dining experiences can go really wrong at times? It's true, especially when negligence takes place. Don't worry; we're going to share some negligent scenarios shortly, but first, let's look at some of the injuries victims can sustain at businesses from no fault of their own. They include but are not limited to...

• Shocks/Electrocutions
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Burns
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Neck/Spinal Injuries

Okay, now, it is time to move on to those scenarios that could bring injuries to fruition. Are you ready? Great, us too, so let's get this party started.

A Slip And Fall Because Of Spilled Soup

It is no secret that foods and beverages sometimes get spilled on restaurant floors. When those spills happen, it is of the utmost importance for employees to clean them up as quickly as possible. After mopping or wiping up messes, they also need to set out wet floor signs to warn patrons of the potential dangers. If a member of the wait staff knows about spilled soup but decides to leave it as-is, that's negligence. 

As such, if you slip in the substance, fall to the ground, and hit your head hard on the tile floor, sustaining a traumatic brain injury, you might be entitled to fair compensation. That's why if something similar happens, you should put a personal injury attorney in your corner. They'll build a case that supports your position and fight for the settlement you deserve.

Struck By A Forklift

Have you ever been to a hardware store and seen employees driving forklifts in the presence of customers? Perhaps they were restocking shelves or loading wood onto someone's trailer. For the most part, workers take the proper precautions to avoid accidents. However, on occasion, carelessness can enter the picture, and when it does, shoppers can get struck or run over by the machines.

For instance, maybe the operator was in a hurry and decided to fly down an aisle. The spot should have been blocked off to ensure customers didn't get put in harm's way, but it wasn't because of the employee's rush. In turn, a shopper was on the aisle, but the forklift operator didn't see them bent down looking at a product on a bottom shelf. The worker speeds along, and out of nowhere, the consumer stands up. They get hit in the neck by a piece of lumber on the forks and tumble to the floor.

The incident leaves the individual paralyzed from the neck down. They will need medical care and therapy for the rest of their life, and as you probably know, those things aren't cheap. The injured doesn't have to cover the expenses out of pocket, though. Nope, instead, they can hire a personal injury attorney to recover what they're owed.

Did You Get Injured While Visiting A Bradenton Business?

Even if there's no doubt a company/employee's negligence was to blame for your injuries, that doesn't mean the insurance company is just going to hand you a whopper of a check. Insurers like to offer low ball settlements to victims. Then, after they accept them, they usually discover the amounts aren't enough to cover their recovery expenses. Agencies also tend to have legal teams on retainers. They pull out all the stops to discredit claims and prevent their clients from paying anything.

Luckily, you don't have to face these monumental challenges alone. Our Bradenton law firm has your back. So, please, don't delay any longer. Rather, contact us to schedule a free consultation today.

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Stephen Fernandez

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.



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