Q: Can a store manager be personally sued do to a slip and fall accident in the store he manages?
A: Possibly, but why? The store is liable for the negligence of its employees. Sue the store. Its insurance will respond and pay any damages for which the store is liable.
A: I suppose there could be some far out fact pattern that could implicate an individual working for a company but in most instances the employer (store here) is responsible for the acts of their employees.
A: More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.
But why sue the mgr when the store is responsible and their insurance co should defend them and hopefully if you have a valid claim, pay you.
However, it is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these cases in the courthouse to which you are ordered to appear.
In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case.
Most criminal and accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts.
Call a local attorney to discuss this matter in more detail and request an appointment.
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A: Normally, you do not get to sue the store manager personally. You sue the LLC, the Corporation or the entity. However, if the manager in some way caused the harm and got himself personally involved in causing the injury, then you may consider filing a lawsuit for assault, battery and or negligence against the manager and also the legal entity. Best of luck.
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