Slip and Fall on a Dog’s Excrement?

Posted April 25th, 2018 by .

Categories: Slip and Falls.

Dog's ExcrementWe hoped this article title reeled you in because this blog is a doozy. Okay, we will cut the crap… Okay, okay. Here’s the scenario. You’re at a local pet store looking to buy some food for your dog. As you’re walking around the store, you suddenly slip and fall, hitting the ground extremely hard. You stuck your arm out to brace your fall and shattered your wrist in the process.

As you come to the realization that you broke your wrist, an overwhelming and pungent odor smacks your nostrils. You look at where you had fallen to see a smeared pile of a dog’s excrement. You then look at your shoe and see that you had stepped in it. It was the root of your slip and fall, not to mention your broken wrist.

You have questions. Who’s at fault? Who’s going to pay for my injury? Do I sue? The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has answers.

In the scenario above, this type of slip and fall incident would fall on the shoulders of the pet store owner and/or the employees who were working at the time of the incident. It is the pet store owner’s or party’s responsibility to keep their store safe and well-maintained for customers on the premises. If someone is injured because of the unsafe conditions, like the example above, the pet store owner and/or other employees are liable for the injury.

Pet stores and similar businesses have a legal duty to protect customers from not only visible dangers but hidden dangers on the premises as well. To fulfill this duty, staff members should conduct periodic sweeps of the store or place of business to put up warnings about the dangerous conditions or eliminate the dangers if at all possible. In the case of the example above, all someone had to do was pick up the dog’s excrement. The slip and fall injury would have been avoided.

If you are the unfortunate victim of slipping and falling on a dog’s excrements and happened to suffer an injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. That’s where Attorney Anthony Carbone comes in.

Your incident will be investigated to the full extent of the law. We will collect pet store employee and customer statements about your slip and fall injury, along with taking other steps necessary to build a strong case on your behalf. If your injuries are severe enough, we can help you pursue compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income from missed work
  • Loss of earning capacity, if your injuries are so severe they compromise your ability to do your job
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Did you slip and fall on a dog’s excrement in a pet store and suffer a severe injury in the process? Then you have to get in touch with the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone ASAP. We will aggressively fight for the resolution you deserve.

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