Kailua Kona, HI asked in Personal Injury for New York

Q: I slipped and fell at my local grocery store, and seriously hurt my knee. Can I sue them?

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Stephen Bilkis
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A: The short answer is yes, you may have a case. However, it is difficult without knowing the particular circumstances of your incident. Generally, a store that invites the public onto their premises has a duty to keep it safe. They could be found liable if it is determined that they knew or should have known of the potential danger. I recommend you speak with a lawyer.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: Contact a member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consultations and handle cases on a contingent fee so you don't have to pay up front. A lot depends on what made you fall, if the store knew or should have been aware of it.

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