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Woman sues gas station chain over nacho cheese accident

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2020 | Personal Injury

A woman is suing Thorntons gas station after she suffered an injury due to their alleged negligence. According to a recent report, the woman was walking in the convenience store when she slipped and fell on spilled nacho cheese. As a result, she incurred medical expenses to treat the significant injuries caused by the fall.

In the lawsuit, the woman listed multiple allegations of carelessness and negligence against Thorntons. She said workers failed to abide by the company’s safety policies by ignoring spills in walkways that could put customers at risk. The woman and her attorney say they hope to gain approximately $50,000 from the settlement.

Steps to take after suffering an injury from a slip and fall

While the outcome in this dispute is still unraveling, the woman’s ability to win her case may depend on how much evidence and witness testimony she can provide in court. For others facing similar circumstances, here are several steps to take after a slip-and-fall accident:

  • Collect evidence from the scene of the accident if possible, including by taking photos
  • Document every detail that happened after the injury, including medical expenses, hospital visits and loss of income
  • Collect names and contact information of witnesses that may have seen the injury
  • Obtain a copy of the police report after it is filed, if applicable

Those looking to sue for personal injury in Illinois have approximately two years to do so under the state’s statute of limitations.

Even one slip can lead to long-term suffering

Depending on the severity of the injury, a slip and fall accident can cause undue hardship for injury victims. This is because the aftermath of suffering serious injuries can include lost wages, expensive medical bills and more. Fortunately, those hurt in such accidents may have options to recover compensation.