Just as in trucking accidents, when these accidents happen, the store immediately takes steps in order to mitigate their responsibility and create a narrative that is in a light most favorable to them even if that narrative is completely inaccurate. If you are injured in such an accident, you should hire an attorney right away to secure any evidence and take all necessary steps to ensure that the truth may be secured and presented as opposed to the narrative created by the business. Most of these businesses have surveillance cameras that capture video of the accident. This video must be secured by your attorney immediately or it might be gone forever. Employees will sometimes make statements regarding an accident that are inaccurate and may be directly rebutted by the video surveillance. For example, my client may slip on a spilled product at a store resulting in severe injuries. An employee who claims to have witnessed the fall might state that my client was running through the store prior to slipping or was otherwise acting in a careless manner which was the cause of the fall. Meanwhile, there may be surveillance video showing the truth that my client was in fact walking carefully when she slipped on the spilled substance that had been left on the floor unattended for hours. If you wait to hire an attorney, the store may delete that video before it is secured, resulting in a case where it is my client’s word against the word of a store employee. Obviously, that case is now much more difficult for a jury to decide than if they had a video they could watch showing what really happened.