When people are walking through grocery stores or shopping at retail stores, they are looking at the merchandise they could be purchasing, not staring at the ground looking for spills or potential dangers. Unfortunately, businesses are not always as prompt as they should be with cleaning up spills.
If a business does not clean a spill they know exists, they can be held liable for their negligence. Although it can be difficult to prove a store knowingly did nothing when they learned of a spill or unsafe condition, it can be proven.
Under Texas law, you must prove that the store had adequate time to address the spill but did not do anything. For example, if a customer drops a bottle of orange juice and hurries away, and you slip on it right away, the store would not have had adequate time to address the problem.
Our first priority at the Bonilla Law Firm is making sure all the evidence is preserved. Most stores have Closed-circuit televisions that normally record the incident. Using the evidence on the footage from the security camera, our attorneys are able to get a better estimate of how long the product was on the floor.
Although injuries may seem less serious — such as soft tissue injuries or muscle pain — they can still cause extended pain and discomfort. Experienced Austin premise liability attorneys can help ensure you receive the compensation you need for all your injuries.