Gas stations like BP are an essential business for everyone on the road. Not only do they provide a place to refuel, but most gas stations also provide food, beverages, and other items that you might need on your journey. However, gas stations can become dangerous quickly if the store does not keep things safe and maintained, and someone might slip, fall, and get injured as a result. If this type of scenario might describe your situation, you’ll want to speak with a BP gas station slip and fall accident and injury lawyer in Georgia today.
No one expects to unexpectedly slip and fall after walking into a gas station, but it can happen at any time. If the store was negligent in your fall, you should not have to bear the financial burden of the incident. That’s why, at John Foy & Associates, we are here to help.
Our slip and fall lawyers have been helping injury victims for more than 20 years. We can evaluate the details of your situation, let you know if you have a case, and help you build a strong claim to seek compensation—starting with a FREE, no-risk consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started today.
What to Know About BP Gas Stations in Georgia
BP plc is the sixth-largest oil and gas company worldwide with its headquarters in London, England. Their operations span Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Africa. BP provides fuel, energy, industrial power, vehicle lubricants, and petrochemical products for use in the creation of packaging, clothes, and other items.
BP’s history began after oil was discovered in Persia in 1908. The company was formerly known as The British Petroleum Company plc and BP Amoco plc before changing to BP at the start of the new millennium.
There are BP gas stations all throughout Georgia, including all around the areas of Atlanta, Albany, Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus. Many of these stations are open 24 hours, while others open early and close late.
How to Handle Slip and Fall Injuries at a BP Gas Station in Georgia
It’s common for slip and fall victims to feel nothing but embarrassment after they fall in a BP gas station. It’s only late on that they might realize they are really in pain and that they fell because of some hazard they didn’t cause. This is why we highly recommend doing the following after a slip and fall:
- Making sure the manager of the BP where you fell knows that you fell and were injured
- Taking pictures of the hazard that caused your fall, your injuries, and the entire scene of the slip and fall
- Seeing a doctor as soon as possible and
- Contacting an experienced slip and fall lawyer in Georgia right away
Even if you feel like you might have contributed to your fall in some way, it’s worth it to speak with a legal professional, document the scene, and get checked out by a doctor.
You might not notice how badly you were injured at the moment, as hormones like adrenaline can suppress pain after a stressful moment. Some injuries are not obvious immediately after a fall, and some worsen quickly with time. Seeing a doctor will ensure you understand the severity of your condition and get prompt treatment for documentation in your slip and fall claim.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries
While injuries from a slip and fall can happen in all sorts of ways, some of the most common injuries we see include:
- Cuts or abrasions
- Shoulder or elbow injuries
- Knee or ankle injuries, such as sprains
- Broken bones, such as fractured hips
- Head or neck injuries
- Back or spinal injuries
You’ll want to document your injuries and other damages from the accident as much as possible. A slip and fall lawyer can help you do this in the most efficient and detailed way. Unfortunately, the insurance company that handles your claim will not be excited about paying you any money, and they will likely look for ways to pay less than you deserve (or nothing at all).
To handle your slip and fall claim against BP in the best way, contact a trusted lawyer. They can offer you a free consultation and discuss the details of your case with you.
You Must Prove That the BP Business Was Negligent
It’s not enough to simply say that you were hurt at a BP gas station and you deserve compensation. There must be strong evidence that the store was negligent (and therefore at fault) for the accident. Businesses in Georgia has a legal duty to maintain safe premises, and if they do not, they can be liable for injuries that result from their negligence.
You will need to show that:
- The BP store knew or should have known about the hazard
- They failed to fix or remove the hazard before you fell
- You slipped and fell because the store was negligent and
- You suffered damages as a result of the slip and fall
Your case will need to demonstrate these points in order to be valid.
Modified Comparative Negligence in Georgia
Georgia has modified comparative negligence laws as shown under Georgia Code section 51-12-33. These laws allow an injury victim to still recover damages as long as they were less than 50% at fault for an injury accident.
If you are worried that you contributed to your slip and fall accident in some way, you may still be able to seek compensation. Before assuming one way or the other, speak with a slip and fall lawyer about your case today. They can let you know what your legal options are.
Speak with a BP Gas Station Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
Slipping and falling at a gas station like BP can be a frustrating experience. You were just trying to pay for gas or grab a snack, and you instead ended up hurt. Don’t get stuck paying for the store’s negligence—talk to John Foy & Associates today about your options.
Our slip and fall lawyers in Georgia are here to help you with your case. We have been assisting injury victims for more than 20 years, and we know what it takes to win. To get a FREE consultation and case evaluation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.