Exxon gas stations are crucial places for those who need to refuel on the way to their next destination. However, gas stations can be dangerous places in some situations—particularly, if the owner or manager is not diligent about maintaining safe premises. If you or someone you love was hurt because of a hazard at one of these locations in Georgia, you should speak with an Exxon slip and fall lawyer.
There are many ways slip and fall accidents (or other injury accidents) can occur at gas stations like Exxon. If the store is ultimately at fault for an accident where you were injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn more by contacting John Foy & Associates today.
Our slip and fall lawyers have been helping injury victims win the recovery they deserve for over 20 years. We know what it takes to win these types of cases, and we’re not afraid to fight for your rights. To get started with a FREE, no-risk consultation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
What to Know About Exxon Locations in Georgia
Exxon Mobil Corporation, or ExxonMobil, is an oil and gas company that was formed in 1999 with the merging of the Exxon and Mobil companies. The company’s headquarters is in Irving, Texas. Exxon is just one of the ExxonMobil’s primary brands that also include Mobil, ExxonMobil Chemical, and Esso.
Although gas stations like Exxon can be good sources of fuel, snacks, and other items on road trips, they can also become dangerous quickly if the area is not maintained properly. If you were injured at an Exxon station, the store might be liable for your damages.
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How Premises Liability Works at Exxon in Georgia
In terms of personal injury law, premises liability refers to injuries that occur because of a defective, unsafe, or hazardous condition on someone’s property.
In Georgia, all property owners and occupiers (such as businesses) have a legal duty to exercise ordinary care in keeping safe premises for those who are invited onto the property. (This is covered under Georgia Code section 51-3-1).
Exxon is not immune to premises liability laws:
- The owner and management of every Exxon store have a duty to ensure the premises are safely maintained.
- That includes training employees to regularly check for, recognize, and fix, remove, or clean up any potential hazards.
- If an owner or employee fails to keep the premises safe and it leads to an injury, the Exxon store is legally liable for the resulting damages.
Failing to uphold a duty, as mentioned above, is a form of negligence (a legal term for carelessness). Fault and negligence are key features in a personal injury case. Besides showing that you were injured from a hazard on Exxon’s property, you must also show that the store was negligent and caused your accident.
Injuries that Can Occur at an Exxon Gas Station in Georgia
When most people think of dangerous conditions at gas stations like Exxon, they might picture oil spills or fires that start around the gas pumps. However, few people realize that some threats to customers’ safety at gas stations are inside the store and on the walkways around the store, too.
If a store is not kept clean and safe, slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere. Someone might slip on oil or gas outside, but they could also fall due to spilled food or beverage items, liquid on the bathroom floors, uneven flooring, curled up rugs, or even poor lighting in certain areas of the convenience store.
A neglected Exxon store can easily lead to suffering for unsuspecting customers. We have seen injuries like:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Scrapes, cuts, and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal injuries
- Neck, and shoulder injuries
- Concussions and other head trauma
- And more
Falling when you least expect it can be not only shocking but also very painful. When you aren’t ready to catch yourself, you can fall hard on various parts of your body, leading to quick but serious damage. Some injuries might not even fully develop until days later.
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Exxon
After a slip and fall accident at an Exxon gas station, it’s important to gather as much information as you can and speak to a lawyer right away.
Here are some things you can do to begin building and strengthening your case right away:
- Take pictures of the hazard that caused your fall, your injuries, and the entire accident scene
- Talk to any witnesses who saw you fall, and ask for their contact information
- Report the slip and fall accident to the Exxon store’s manager if they didn’t see it happen
- See a doctor as soon as possible after you leave the scene, even if you feel okay
- Keep track of all medical bills, missed workdays, medicines you’re prescribed, and other losses you face because of the accident
- Schedule a consultation with an experienced and trusted Exxon slip and fall lawyer in Georgia who can help you with all of the above
You should also be very wary of any contact with the insurance company after your accident. The first step towards seeking compensation after an injury accident is filing a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, insurance companies do not like to pay out very much (if anything at all) on injury claims.
If the insurance company offers you a quick settlement, asks you to sign anything, or tries to get you to agree to give a recorded statement, don’t do any of these things without speaking to an experienced slip and fall lawyer first.
Speak with an Exxon Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
Slip and fall accidents can be painful, scary, and complicated. Don’t try to handle your case alone. At John Foy & Associates, we are here to help—and at no risk to you.
We do not charge you a fee unless we win you money. So, you can begin working with us right away and not stress about the cost. Plus, the consultation is always FREE. To schedule your FREE consultation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.