If I Fall At A Business Are They Responsible?

If I Fall At A Business Are They Responsible?


Many of my clients ask questions like: If I am injured at a store or fast food place and possibly have to do surgery will the store pay for the cost? The short answer is no, you have to show that the store or establishment where you were injured was careless or negligent in some way. That they did or didn’t do something that they were legally required to do. For example, to clean up a spill or something along those lines. Additionally, you have to be able to show legally that the other side had notice. This means that they had an opportunity to do something about it and didn’t.


In an NSC public opinion poll, 66% of drivers nationwide said they would make phone calls while driving through parking lots. Respondents also said they would:

  • Program GPS systems (63%)
  • Text (56%)
  • Use social media (52%)
  • Send or receive emails (50%)
  • Take photos or watch videos (49%)

NSC found teens (59%) were more likely to engage in personal grooming than adults (53%) while driving in parking lots, but less likely to be on the phone (60% vs. 66%).

We have had cases in the past where rocks came down from a rock slide near the interstate. The question is, how long was that rock on the road and did the authorities have a reasonable amount of time to do anything about it. This is one of the many reasons why these cases can be challenging and difficult to prove without evidence.


At Bernard M. Tully attorney at law, we will do everything in our power to best represent you. Contact us today for a free consultation.