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Accidents at Gas Stations and Service Areas – Miami Lawyer Informs

The Perazzo Law Firm 

In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm serves accident victims that suffer injuries or losses at Gas Stations and Service Areas

  • Slip and Fall on a slippery substance left untended to at a gas station?
  • Suffered injury due to negligence by a gas station operator?
  • Victim of criminal activity at a service station?
  • Slip and fall in a gas station or service area restroom?
  • Were you injured due to a motor vehicle accident that takes place at a gas station?
  • Can a gas station operator be held liable for an accident? Yes! A victim of an accident at a gas station may file suit through a personal injury lawyer after suffering injuries or losses.

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, contact Jonathan Perazzo at the Perazzo Law Firm for a FREE initial consultation to find out if you have a case that can lead to compensation for injuries or losses.

The average motorists visits a gas station at least twice a week, either to get gas or purchase something, visit the restroom, or stop for a rest while on the road. Thus, accidents at gas stations are quite common given the assortment of slippery substances that may be left unattended to by gas station or service station operators or employees. Gas stations are required to uphold maximum levels of safety to prevent that customers suffer injuries or losses. On the contrary, if someone is hurt at a gas station, the accident victim may file a legal complaint by way of a personal injury lawyer. In Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm knows exactly what sorts of measures gas stations, like all businesses, need to take to guarantee a safe environment for customers.

Common Gas Station Accidents

The Miami Car Accident Lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm understand that some vehicles, especially older models, may leak oil or other fluids from their vehicle’s engine, radiator, or brake system. Sometimes, these fluids make their way to the walking surface of patrons and cause a slip and fall accident. Fluids must be attended to quickly because they are slippery substances that may go unnoticed in poor lighting.

What to do after a slip and fall accident at a gas station

Firstly, the slip and fall personal injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm recommend reporting the accident as quickly as possible and immediately take pictures of the accident scene or what caused the slip and fall accident. For example, if the slip and fall accident victims slipped on a small puddle of oil, take a photograph of that puddle of oil. If the slip and fall accident victims suffers injury such as cuts or scrapes, take a picture of the cuts or scrapes and what caused the injury. Any and all images may serve to establish the grounds for a slip and fall insurance claim for compensation for injuries, damages, and losses from medical expenses and possible lost wages.

Pedestrian Accidents at Gas Stations

With motorists constantly allowing themselves to become distracted by negligent cellphone use, pedestrians top the list when it comes to accidents at gas stations. A pedestrian accident at a gas station can occur any time a motorist pulls into a gas station to either get gas, purchase something, or use the restroom. Once they exit their vehicle, they become pedestrians and can fall victim to other motorists. Though drivers operate at slow speeds in a gas station, a pedestrian may still suffer serious injury if struck by a moving vehicle. Many drivers will activate a GPS service on their cellphone immediately after getting gas and starting their vehicle and preparing to drive off. Sadly, in their haste, they may accidently run into a pedestrian making their way through a gas station parking area or as they enter the gas station store to purchase something. Pedestrians are always at risk whenever they cross parking areas, no matter if it’s a gas station, shopping mall, or supermarket.

Car Accidents at Gas Stations

Just like pedestrians, motorists run the chance of being involved in accidents at gas stations. Though many are fender benders, drivers and passengers may suffer mild to serious injury. The most common gas station accidents involving cars occur when drivers are pulling out or backing up out of a parking spot. Moving in reverse always presents a risk of an accident as blind spots become greater and drivers may not see other vehicle moving in their direction. Also, drivers sometimes fail to spot other vehicles pulling out of parking spots in time to avoid being struck. Just like parking lot accidents, vehicles move slowly. However, even slow moving vehicles get into or cause accidents.

If you, a friend, or relative has suffered a slip and fall accident at a gas station, in Miami, the Perazzo Law Firm staff is waiting to provide a FREE initial consultation to discuss a possible insurance claim for compensation. We offer ZERO OUT-OF-POCKET FEES to our Clients in any of the CITIES WE SERVE.



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