What to do if I fell at a gas station and hit my face on a cement pole due to icy condition by the gas pumps?

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What to do if I fell at a gas station and hit my face on a cement pole due to icy condition by the gas pumps?

The ambulance came but I did not go to the hospital. However, I am having major pain and blurr vision. Is the gas station still liable to pay for me to go be checked out?

Asked on December 26, 2012 under Personal Injury, Michigan

Answers:

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether the gas station is liable depends on the law of your state.  The gas station has a duty to keep its premises in good repair and safe.  On the other hand, you have a duty to be careful in the face of obvious hazards.  The questions would be -- how obvious was the ice?  Could/should you have avoided a fall?  Should the station have taken steps to remove or prevent the ice?

I suggest you call some personal injury lawyers in your area.  Consultations are free and they can let you know more about the specific rules of your state.  If you turn out to have serious injuries, this may be worthwhile to pursue.


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