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Fell inside supermarket

From: Anna
Category: Slip and Fall Accident
Date: 23 Oct 2008
Time: 09:38:29 -0400


I was walking to the cash register with a few items in my hand when I slip and fell - the store may have just polish the floors but there was no "caution" signs - I made a report with the manager - should I go to the doctor today??

Re: Fell inside supermarket

From: Paul Ajlouny, Esq.
Category: Slip and Fall Accident
Date: 27 Oct 2008
Time: 16:52:35 -0500


You should only seek medical attention if you are injured. If you are injured you should seek treatment right away, or else the store's insurance company will deny that your injuries are related to the fall. In order to prove liability against a store owner in a situation like this, you have to prove that they either created the dangerous condition that caused you to slip or they knew about it and didn't fix it. If you have more than just a theory that they might have polished the floor, or if your injuries turn out to be more severe than they sound: Please call our office at 1-800-535-5029 or email us at to discuss the details of your case. Please remember that this communication is not specific legal advice and is only an overview of general aspects of New York personal injury and negligence law. It does not create an attorney client relationship and should not be relied upon without consulting a qualified New York personal injury law firm.  

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