Slip and Fall Injury at RaceTrac Gas Station in Boynton Beach
The RaceTrac gas station in Boynton Beach, Florida is located on 905 West Woolbright Road, at one of the busiest locations in the city. This RaceTrac is adored for its organization and cleanliness, earning an abundance of positive reviews on the Internet. Customers consistently stop at the RaceTrac for daily needs, such as getting gas, using the convenience store, and/or using the restrooms.
Day-to-day actions like pumping gas, takes little to no mental effort. Pumping gas is muscle memory for many drivers. However, when one is not thinking, the risk of being involved in a slip and fall accident drastically increases. It’s easy to be unaware of gas pooled on the ground or spilt soda inside. Slip and fall accidents are more common than you think and potentially extremely dangerous. Many require the assistance of an attorney to try to recoup losses from the slip and fall.What Is A Slip and Fall?
A slip and fall, also known as a trip and fall, is categorized as a premises liability claim, a type of personal injury claim, where one slips, or trips, on someone else’s property due to negligent conditions, resulting in suffering. The RaceTrac gas station in Boynton Beach is no different than other locations, where negligence by an owner or manager can cause harm to customers or visitors.Potential Gas Station Hazards
Slip and falls can include a number of factors such as:
- Equipment malfunctions (i.e. broken gas nozzles, clogged toilets, broken sinks)
- Improper lighting
- Loose mats and bumpy carpets
- Wet or slippery floors with no cautionary signs
- Debris on the ground (i.e. spilt candy, loose gravel pebbles)
- Uneven walkways
Boynton Beach drivers need to be aware of the listed potential hazards at RaceTrac as well as other gas stations. Even a small stumble can lead to fairly serious injuries to the individual who is hurt. These injuries range from the minor to the severe.
Slip and falls can cause:
- 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)
Although minor injuries can heal relatively fast, serious injuries are much more complex. They can be financially burdening and may require surgery, taking a lengthy time to heal. Moreover, injuries that initially appear minor may later prove serious. What appears to be a strain or sprain, for example, may turn out to require serious physical therapy or even surgery.What To Do
If you find yourself to be a victim of a slip and fall accident, you may feel embarrassed or unsure of what to do. However, you should take immediate steps to understand and document the extent of the injuries. First, get medical help if necessary. Do not hesitate to call for paramedics if you have been injured at a RaceTrac or other gas station in Boynton Beach. Also, ask for the manager and file an incident report. Regardless of the extent of injuries, this creates a written record of the situation. Ask any witnesses for their contact information to follow up later. Taking pictures of the problem, your injuries, and other contributing factors is also important.Who To Call?
The victim may not be responsible for the costs arising from a slip and fall accident if they happened because of negligence by the owner or manager. At our firm, Frankl & Kominsky, we have represented numerous victims of slip and fall accidents and helped them get compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs. If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall injury at a RaceTrac gas station in Boynton Beach, or at any other gas station, call us today at (561) 609-1948 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 can also help with slip and fall cases at other gas stations or other locations in South Florida. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.