Slip and Fall Injury at BP Gas Station Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach, Florida, boasts two BP gas stations, both located on West Boynton Beach Boulevard. The stations are open 24 hours, catering not only to regular commuters, but also to late night customers and long-haul drivers stopping in the middle of the night or the early morning for fuel or food.
The stations are full-service and attract large numbers of customers. These customers come to the Boynton Beach BP station expecting a safe environment, but may face unseen hazards due to negligence by the owner or manager of the property. An unsuspecting visitor may fail to notice dangers on the ground that cause them to slip or trip and result in injury. In these "slip and fall" cases, the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky can help victims recover damages they deserve.Injuries from Slip and Fall
If you or a loved one slipped or tripped at a BP gas station in Boynton Beach, your first reaction may be embarrassment, and you may be tempted to ignore the situation because of that reaction. However, slip and fall injuries can be extremely serious. Some may require short-term care, such as cuts or abrasions, but others may be very serious and require long-term care. Some of the more serious injuries from slip and fall accidents include knee and ankle injuries, including tears to the meniscus or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); injuries to the elbow or shoulder, including torn rotator cuffs or shattered elbows; head and neck injuries; back and spine injuries; hip injuries, including fractures.
Sometimes injuries from slip and fall accidents are not immediately obvious. Individuals who fall or trip at a BP station in Boynton need to be aware that the extend of an injury may not become apparent for several days. Therefore, anyone injured in any slip and fall should seek medical care to assess the extent of the injury.Negligence by Property Owners
The owners of the BP stations in Boynton Beach are required by law to maintain a safe environment for clients. That means they must keep the floors and aisles clean and free of debris, they must clean up spills quickly, and they need to ensure that pavement is even and without major potholes. If the owners or managers fail to exercise their legal duty to keep the premises safe, they are negligent and liable for damages caused by a slip and fall on their property.
At BP stations, there are numerous situations that can cause problems for clients. Spilled gasoline or soapy water; broken bottles or fluid from dropped cans; overflowing toilets or loose tiles can all contribute to an unsafe environment. Likewise, if items block aisles or if boxes make access difficult, a customer may trip or slip and suffer injuries.
In all these cases, the BP station - not the victim - is responsible. The individual who suffered the injury should not have to face the burden of medical bills, lost wages, or long term care because of negligence by the Boynton Beach BP owner, manager, or employees.Frankl & Kominsky Can Help
Frankl & Kominsky, one of South Florida's most experienced personal injury law firms, can help with any slip and fall at a Boynton Beach BP gas station. Our attorneys understand how serious a slip and fall can be, and we know injuries can cause both personal and financial burden. We have helped numerous South Florida victims of slip and fall accidents, and are prepared to fight BP and its insurance company to help you get compensation. If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall injury at one of the BP stations in Boynton Beach, call us today at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We can also help with slip and fall at other gas stations or other locations in South Florida. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole, and can help you today.