Thousands of customers pass through Circle K convenience stores every day. Almost everyone has seen one of these stores while driving from point A to point B all throughout the country. With the high foot traffic they receive from travelers all around, Circle K has a duty to make sure hazards are not left on the property. If you or someone you love was injured at one of these stores, you may have a case that a Circle K slip and fall lawyer in Georgia can help you build.
If you did not cause a slip and fall at a Circle K that left you injured, you should not have to pay for the costs. Georgia law is on your side, and our attorneys at John Foy & Associates can help—as we have helped countless injury victims over the past 20 plus years. Call us today at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to schedule a FREE consultation and case evaluation today.
Facts About Circle K Stores in Georgia
Circle K Stores, Inc. is a chain of convenience stores without locations in most U.S. states and franchise locations in Latin America and Asia. The first Circle K stores were founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas. Fred Hervey bought three properties then known as “Kay’s Food Stores” and renamed them to “Circle K Food Stores, Inc.”
Circle K customers can purchase fountain drinks in Polar Pop cups, slushes known as Frosters, prepared food and snacks, packaged candies, chips, and other items, coffee, and much more. Customers can also fuel up and maintain their vehicles at each Circle K gas station.
Many, many Circle K locations can be found throughout Georgia, including in the cities of Macon, Milledgeville, Warner Robins, McDonough, Lithonia, and Covington. If you were injured in a Circle K in Georgia, it’s important that you consult with an experienced slip and fall lawyer as soon as possible. They can help you build a strong case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Injuries That Can Happen at Circle Ks in Georgia
A lot of slip and fall accidents at places like Circle K do not end in life-threatening injuries, but there are exceptions. Plus, even if your injuries were not incredibly serious, they still impact your finances, your health, and your life as a whole. You should not have to pay for those costs if you did not cause your accident.
Examples of injuries that can occur as a result of a slip and fall accident at Circle K include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Broken bones, such as broken wrists, ankles, hips, or pelvis
- Spinal injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
Some injuries might also take a little time to fully manifest. For example, someone might slip and fall at a Circle K, then leave quickly in embarrassment and try to move on with their life. Then, the next day they realize they are in a lot of pain. A few days later, they can barely walk and are unable to work.
Even if an injury doesn’t seem extreme after you slip and fall, your symptoms could worsen with time—so it’s important to still gather evidence of the accident if you can. We also highly recommend contacting a lawyer who can let you know whether or not you have a case. To schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced slip and fall attorneys today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Potential Hazards at Circle K in Georgia
There are many things that can lead to dangerous conditions at a Circle K store if employees are not careful. Common hazards can include:
- Spilled beverages, liquids, or food items
- Leaking oils or gasoline
- Ice or snow near the entrances/exits that has not been treated
- Water or other liquids on the bathroom floors
- Items that have fallen or been dropped in the aisles
If any of the above or another dangerous condition led to your fall, you will need to have evidence that the store was negligent. That means they must have:
- Seen the hazard but failed to clean it up within a reasonable amount of time OR
- Not noticed the hazard when they should have had enough time to do so
The store’s negligence also must have directly led to your slip and fall accident and injuries. These facts are difficult to prove on your own, which is why it’s best to work with a slip and fall lawyer who has experienced with cases against places like Circle K.
Damages You Can Claim in a Slip and Fall Case Against Circle K
If you can show that the Circle K was negligent in yoru accident, you might be able to receive compensation for your damages from the accident. “Damages” refer to losses you have experienced as a result of your injuries, and they are given as compensation for your injury (Georgia Code section 51-12-4).
Examples of damages you might be able to claim include:
- Doctor or hospital bills and other medical expenses
- Prescription medications
- Future medical costs for your slip and fall injuries
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering damages
Before you file your personal injury claim seeking compensation, you will need to know how much your damages are worth. A slip and fall lawyer can help determine your total damages so you know what to pursue from the store’s insurance company.
What You Should Do After Slipping and Falling at a Circle K
Unfortunately, insurance companies are not crazy about paying out much at all on personal injury claims. The store’s insurance company will look for ways to reduce what they have to pay you. Therefore, it’s vital that you can legally protect yourself and build your case as strong as possible.
To help your case after the accident, it’s a good idea to:
- Report the slip and fall accident to a manager of Circle K store where you fell
- Take pictures of the scene where you fell and the hazard that caused you to fall
- Seek medical treatment right away, even if you feel okay
- Get an experienced slip and fall lawyer on your side as soon as possible, especially before you speak to or sign anything from the insurance company
Talk to a Circle K Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Georgia for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we can help you build a strong injury claim after your slip and fall accident. For over 20 yeras, we have helped injury victims win what they deserve and protected them from the insurance companies. We work exclusively for accident victims, and we know what it takes to win.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation with the best attorney for your case. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE today. There is no fee unless we win money for you in your case.