Recently, I tripped and fell in a store in Dover. There was loose carpeting and as a result of the accident, I injured my knee. A witness told me she saw a few other shoppers who tripped over the carpet before me, which is right in front of the register. I’ve had knee surgery and continue physical therapy. Do I have a case against the store and can I sue for damages as I probably won’t be able to enjoy skiing as I have in the past?
Store owners are required to use reasonable care in providing a safe premises. If the store owner or employee knew or should have known about an earlier problem with the carpet that would be important for your attorney to point out that they failed to address a hazardous condition. If your doctor agrees you shouldn’t ski as a result of your injury; this becomes part of your damages along with your medical bills and lost wages.
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