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Why You Need an Attorney after a 7-Eleven Slip and Fall

There are dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores scattered around New York City, which is great whenever you need to grab a quick drink, snack, or easy meal. But these types of establishments can also be dangerous to shoppers and result in serious injuries if store employees don’t take certain precautions.

Here is some information about 7-Eleven slip and fall accidents and when it’s a good idea to call a local personal injury attorney for help if you’ve been hurt.

Causes of 7-Eleven Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but convenience stores often provide “perfect storm” conditions for people to get hurt. Accidents occur when 7-Eleven stores are not kept safe and free of preventable hazards, regularly cleaned after spills, and kept tidy so that merchandise won’t be tripped over.

7-Eleven slip and falls commonly occur because of a leaky soda machine, when a customer spills a drink, or when food items are knocked the shelves and not promptly picked up. Loose floor mats, rain and snow tracked inside the store, and poor lighting in the store can also cause a person to slip and fall in a 7-Eleven.

Typical Injuries from 7-Eleven Falls

Many slip and fall accidents only result in very minor injuries, such as a bruised knee, scraped hand, or sore bottom. However, 7-Eleven slip and falls can also be very serious and cause concussions, broken bones, back strains, vertebrae fractures, and broken teeth. It is very important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after a 7-Eleven slip and fall if you feel pain or are suffering from other symptoms because even seemingly minor issues could get worse over time.

Proving a Case Against 7-Eleven

To pursue a lawsuit against 7-Eleven, you will need to prove that your injuries are not solely the result of your own recklessness or carelessness. In fact, you’ll need evidence that shows that the business and/or its employees directly caused your accident because of negligence.

Medical bills, hospital tests, and doctor notes can provide medical evidence for your case, as well as photos and videos you take at the scene of the accident while you are waiting for help to arrive. It is also useful to get contact information for witnesses who were in the 7-Eleven and saw you fall in the event that statements are needed from witnesses to prove your case. Slip and fall cases in New York can be worth a lot of settlement money if you have the right evidence to back up your claim and if you file a lawsuit within three years from the date of the accident.

Legal Help with your 7-Eleven Slip and Fall Case

If you have fallen in a 7-Eleven convenience store in New York City, the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help. We know what it takes to pursue big corporations with lots of legal and financial resources, such as 7-Eleven.

We have helped many injured clients obtain the proper legal documents to access convenience store security footage, while also preparing clients for opposing counsel’s tough questions at depositions and trial. We welcome the opportunity to hear your side of the story and learn about the details of your potential case against 7-Eleven.

Please contact us at 718-237-5586 to learn more about how personal injury cases work and what the next steps are in the process of pursuing a claim. We pride ourselves in offering dedicated and aggressive representation to bring negligent parties to justice, so don’t delay giving us a call after your fall.

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