Recovering from Injuries at Florida Gas Stations
Gas stations along Florida highways and roads are incredibly convenient. Drivers use them daily to refuel, grab a snack, and take a break during their journeys. While people expect gas station visits to go smoothly, sometimes accidents happen and individuals suffer injuries.
Various factors can lead to injuries at gas stations in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa. If you are considering legal support after being hurt at a gas station, know that a skilled attorney can assess the details of your case, advise you on your legal rights, and guide you through the compensation process.
Gas Station Hazards and Common Injuries
Visiting a gas station is usually a quick stop, but when a person is hurt, the injuries can have lasting consequences on their health and well-being. The following are types of Florida gas station injuries that have led to personal injury claims.
- Slip, trips, and falls. Some stations have slippery surfaces, and spilled fuel, oil, or other liquids can create hazardous conditions for customers and employees alike. There is also the added dangers of uneven pavement, cracked sidewalks, or debris left unattended can cause accident injuries.
- Vehicular collisions. Just as car accidents often occur in parking lots, gas station collisions are common due to distracted driving, reckless behavior, or drivers not paying attention to their surroundings.
- Explosions and fires. Because gasoline is highly flammable, accidents that occur and involve fuel leaks or ignition sources could lead to fires and explosions, causing severe burns and injuries.
- Criminal behavior. Gas stations can become targets for criminals, leading to assaults, robberies, and other violent incidents.
If you are injured at a Florida gas station, take steps to protect your health and potential injury claim, including accessing medical assistance right away, even if you believe your injuries are minor.
Reporting Incident and Preserving Evidence
Inform the gas station about the accident, speak to a manager if possible, and request that an incident report be filed. Retain a copy of the report for your own records. Also, if possible, take photos of the area where the incident occurred, including any hazards that contributed to the accident, and note the weather conditions and the time and date of the incident.
Additionally, while it is normal to want to put the event behind you, save any clothing or personal items damaged in the accident. If you have questions about what to preserve and how to file for damage recovery, consult with a Florida personal injury lawyer. Many gas stations are owned and operated by large corporations and accessing financial recovery may be complicated, but you don’t have to face this challenging situation alone.
How has your recovery been following a gas station injury? If you or a loved one was hurt at a gas station, it’s crucial to understand your rights and take appropriate action to protect your interests. By consulting with attorneys at Roman & Roman, you can focus on your recovery without the added stress of navigating legal complexities. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience. Schedule a free consultation today.
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.