Gas stations such as BP, or British Petroleum, attract thousands of customers each day. As one of the world’s seven “supermajor” oil and gas companies, and with over 84,500 employees, BP has high volumes of customers, thus causing some employees to fail to see any spills or slippery substances that can cause shoppers to slip, trip and fall. BP has a duty to maintain its premises in a safe manner so as to prevent any of its customers from being injured while they are in the gas station. If you suffered an injury at a BP gas station due to employee negligence, call Chalik & Chalik Law Firm for a free consultation at 855-529-0269.
What kind of injuries have BP gas station customers sustained?
The majority of slip and fall accidents at gas stations do not result in serious or life-threatening injuries. However, occasionally, severe injuries can result from slipping on spilt food, liquids or cleaning supplies. Serious injuries can also be caused by poor water runoff, pooled gasoline or oil, and debris left in aisles in the store section of the station.
In addition, because the gas station is often associated with a convenience store, there are other chances for customers to slip and fall on slippery substances inside the store.
If you sustained severe injuries because of dangerous conditions at the gas station or convenience store caused by employee negligence, you may have a cause of action against BP to obtain compensation for your injury and to assist in your recovery.
The following are some of the usual kinds of injuries sustained as a result of a slip and fall accident:
- Fractured clavicle
- Tailbone bruises or fractures
- Brain damage
- Pulled muscles
- Stretched tendons
If you suffered these or similar serious injuries due to a slip and fall accident at a BP gas station, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation is similar to that of other personal injury cases, and could include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Potential future medical expenses
What to do after a slip and fall accident at a BP gas station:
- Seek medical treatment right away for your injury.
- Do not sign anything from BP management or anyone representing them, including their attorneys and insurance company until you have talked with a lawyer.
- Do not try to file a lawsuit on your own. Call Chalik & Chalik, and have an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney represent you.