the floor was wet, and my wife got hurt on her lower back and left knee
If she has injuries she needs to seek medical attention. After she knows the types injuries she has suffered and her prognosis, consult with a personal injury attorney to evaluate her rights. Good luck.
A local personal injury lawyer can investigate whether the store had notice of the dangerous condition, and failed to remediate. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
Your wife should get the medical attention that she needs. Then, she should consult with a personal injury lawyer to determine if she has a potential claim. Most lawyers provide free initial consultations so your wife has nothing to lose, and potentially much to gain, by scheduling a meeting. If you need help finding a lawyer you can use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool, you can ask your friends or relatives for recommendations, or you can contact your local bar association. I wish your wife a full and complete recovery from her slip and fall injuries.
She should seek treatment for her injuries and retain an attorney.
A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.
Was there an incident/accident report made at the store? Slip and fall cases are difficult for a number of reasons. Consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area who can advise you on the viability of a claim.
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Consult an attorney. There are steps that should be taken after any slip and fall incident. 1. Make an incident report at the business where it happened. 2. Take photographic evidence at the scene. 3. If there were witnesses you need to get their contact information. 4. Also, make a note of the names of anyone who works at the facility who saw you fall or helped you afterwards. 5. Contact a personal injury lawyer and provide this information. These can be difficult cases, but not if you take steps to secure your legal rights immediately and call an attorney for a free consultation about how to proceed.
As the other attorneys noted, your wife should seek medical attention for her injuries. With regards to whether your wife has a case, more information is needed. A property owner generally has the responsibility to keep their property in safe condition. If the floor was wet, the store could have liability if they knew or should have known about the condition and failed to remedy the situation. You should ensure that an incident report was made with the store. If there were any witnesses to the incident, be sure to have their contact information and if any photographs were taken of the area that she fell at the time, maintain them. You, or an attorney, should also contact the store to request that the surveillance footage, if any, be maintained.
Good luck, and I hope that your wife feels better soon.
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Retain a personal injury attorney. DO NOT SPEAK TO STORE REPRESENTATIVE until you speak to an attorney. Go back and take pictures. Have you identified the source of the liquid? Good Luck.
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Slip and fall cases can be difficult, so your wife would be wise to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Early consultation with an attorney can improve your chances of being successful. In the mean time, whether or not you have a viable case, your wife should get appropriate medical care for her injuries. Document as much as you can both as to the incident itself and medical expenses and loss of earnings.
Give her the dignity of being your co-equal and allow/encourage her to seek a personal injury attorney to represent her. You may have a derivative claim for loss of consortium
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