Slip and Fall Injury at Exxon Gas Station in Boynton Beach
There are dozens of gas stations across Boynton Beach and other locations in South Florida due to the population’s high demand for fuel and other needs. Amid the dozens of gas stations in Boynton Beach, four of them are ExxonMobil gas stations, complete with convenience stores. ExxonMobil was founded in 1999 and is now the seventh largest publicly traded company by market capitalization, supplying resources to thousands of people.
Gas stations are known to be potentially dangerous places, and ExxonMobil stations in Boynton are no exception. Signs around the station warn against using lighters and cigarettes while pumping gas because of the possibility of an explosion. Many people are aware of the threat of possible explosions and/or car accidents at gas stations, but many Boynton Beach customers are not aware of the common possibility of slip and fall accidents at those stations. If you find yourself in a situation where you or someone you love has experienced a slip and fall accident in an ExxonMobil station, or any other location in South Florida, call Frankl & Kominsky for legal assistance.Define “Slip and Fall”
A “slip and fall,” also known as a “trip and fall,” is a term used to describe a personal injury in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. A slip and fall case falls under a broader category of cases called “premises liability” claims. “Premises liability” claims are personal injury claims. Simply, a slip and fall occurs when one slips and falls on another person’s property due to a neglected environment.
In other words, if someone slips or trips and hurts themselves while on another person's property, and the injury is due to negligence by the owner of the property, they may be responsible to compensate the victim.Injuries at Exxon Gas Station
Some gas stations such as Exxon may have received numerous positive reviews for being clean and organized. However, people can’t expect perfection at all times. Accidents happen, and sometimes they happen because the owner or manager fails to maintain a clean, safe, and debris-free environment.
A neglected environment can cause a slew of suffering. Possible injuries from a slip and fall at a gas station such as a Boynton Beach ExxonMobil include:
- Bruising, scrapes, cuts, scratches, etc.
- Internal muscle tears
- Fractures and/or broken bones
- Short- and/or long-term medical conditions (i.e. internal bleeding, head trauma)
Chances are, if you unexpectedly slip and fall, you will suffer some type of injury. Even if those injuries appear minor, they may mask a more serious problem. A consultation with Frankl & Kominsky can help you understand your rights and explore whether you are entitled to compensation.What To Do Before Filing a Lawsuit
- Get immediate medical help if necessary
- Ask for a manager and file an incident report
- Ask for contact information from potential witnesses
- Take photographs of the conditions of the location where the accident took place
Slip and fall cases can be complex to win due to a potential lack of evidence in some situations. The suffering you experience combined with the cost of the case can be overwhelming. The attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky have extensive experience with slip and falls and other negligence claims. If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall injury at an ExxonMobil gas station in Boynton Beach or any other location in South Florida, call us today at (561) 354-6184 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We are open 24 hours seven days a week to assist clients’ questions and cases. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.