Like many other personal injury cases, if you were injured in commercial premises in the state of New York, you will most likely have to prove the negligence of the owner or staff of the store. For example, if you are shopping in a supermarket and tripped or slipped on or over produce that fell, you may have a claim against the store. The staff of the store has a responsibility to frequently monitor the premises for any hazards that could cause harm to the patrons. If they knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard, you may be able to recover damages that could make you whole again, meaning financial assistance that can cover medical bills, lost wages, and legal fees. In some cases, a person may have told them about the hazard. Other times, the hazard was just left for an unreasonable amount of time, called constructive negligence. If you are injured in a store, collect some evidence, including taking pictures of the hazard that caused your injury. Get medical assistance and contact an attorney.
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