Gas stations such as Shell attract thousands of customers every day. Inasmuch as it is the seventh largest company in the world as of 2016, with respect to revenue, and one of the oil and gas “supermajors,” it experiences high volumes of customers, thus causing employees to overlook spills and slippery substances that can cause people to slip, trip and fall. Shell gas stations have a duty to maintain the safety of their premises so that customers are not liable to slip and fall, and injure themselves. If you suffered an injury while at a Shell gas station due to employee negligence, call Chalik & Chalik Law Firm for a free consultation with an attorney at 855-529-0269.
What Kind of Injuries Have Shell Gas Station Customers Sustained?
Most slip and fall accidents that occur at gas stations do not result in serious or life-threatening injuries. However, severe injuries can take place because of slipping on food that has been spilled, liquids or cleaning supplies. Pooled gasoline or oil can also cause serious injuries.
Additionally, since the gas station is often associated with a convenience store, there are other opportunities for customers to slip and fall, and suffer injuries.
If you suffered serious injuries because of dangerous conditions at a Shell gas station or convenience store caused by the negligence of an employee, you may have a valid case against Shell to obtain damages for your injuries.
Some of the common types of injuries suffered as a result of slip and fall accidents are:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken hips
If you have sustained these or similar slip and fall injuries at a Shell gas station, you may be able to recover compensation. This compensation is similar to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and could include:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at a Shell Gas Station:
1. Seek medical treatment immediately for your injury.
2. Do not sign anything from Shell gas station management or anyone representing them, including their lawyers and insurance company, until you have contacted an attorney.
3. Do not file a claim against them by yourself. Call Chalik & Chalik, and have a seasoned personal injury attorney represent you.