Gas Station Injuries and Car Accident Claims
An everyday stop for many Florida drivers, most do not think about the possibility of being injured when they stop at a local gas station or pull into a rest stop while on a highway. But while you may not think much about them, gas stations are sometimes where Clearwater, Hudson, and Tampa accidents and injuries are sustained
After suffering harm on a gas station property, discuss who can be held accountable with a qualified attorney, a legal professional who has successfully secured damages for clients who sustained gas station injuries in the past.
A Range of Gas Station Accidents Are Possible
Bustling places with various hazards, people do get hurt at Florida gas stations. Some common types of accidents that occur at these locations include the following.
- Slips, trips and falls. Spills and leaks happen, and if they are not addressed promptly, accidents can result. Additionally, poorly maintained surfaces can create slip and fall risks. From wet fuel spills to cracked sidewalks, risky conditions lead to injuries.
- Car accidents. Auto collisions at gas stations are most common when drivers are entering or exiting the station, but they can happen anywhere on the property. Gas station auto accidents can lead to vehicle damage, injuries, and other damages.
- Because gasoline is highly flammable, it is possible for incidents to occur that involve fires or explosions. Situations that can prompt this are when there’s a fuel leak or when someone mishandles a fuel pump, for example. An additional serious risk of explosion or fire are individuals who are smoking in the area either in or out of vehicles.
- Bad actors. Some gas stations are targeted by criminals, leading to physical assaults or robberies that may result in injuries to customers or employees.
Determining liability in gas station accidents depends on the specific circumstances and the parties involved, but the primary responsibility for maintaining a safe environment often falls to the owners and operators of gas stations. This is because individuals and groups responsible for properties need to regularly inspect and maintain the premises, fix hazards promptly, and provide adequate security measures.
Seeking Compensation for Gas Station Injuries
If an injury is sustained at a gas station due to negligence or misconduct, seek immediate medical attention for your injuries. And, if possible, grab images of the accident scene. Images or videos of dangerous conditions that contributed to the accident can be helpful when an injury claim is being reviewed.
Bring the documentation you have to the attention of a Florida personal injury lawyer. A skilled attorney can assess your case, determine liability, and help you pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. When an insurance agreement is not possible, then other paths can be pursued.
How did the manager of the gas station where you were injured respond to the incident? Ideally, gas station management or attendants informed of an injurious incident will create an incident report documenting all of the accident details. Whether you have documentation or not, the attorneys at Roman & Roman will utilize their over 100 years of combined experience to fight for your rights. The financial relief you need may only be a phone call away, call today for a consultation.
Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.