My name is Andrew Neuwirth. Today, I wish to discuss with you matters of slip and fall incidents at Sheetz, as well as car accidents in Sheets parking lots. This article is entirely dedicated to Sheets. If you’re not a Philadelphia local, Sheetz is a cherished convenience store chain in our region and is one of the most popular and respected convenience store around.
However, Sheetz, like any other business, has its drawbacks. As it operates commercially, accidents happen on its premises. The parking lots, often cramped and chaotic, are the sites of numerous mishaps, leading to personal injuries. I’m aware of individuals who have suffered severe injuries due to falls or being hit by cars in Sheets parking lots. So, it’s important to remember that they’re accountable for their negligence, just like any other commercial property owner.
Am I hesitant to sue Sheetz? Not at all. Do I believe jurors are more sympathetic towards Sheetz? I can’t say for certain.
I guess we all have our equivalent of Sheetz. But remember, I’m a professional in this field, and I won’t shy away from holding someone accountable if they’re responsible. I’ve filed lawsuits against everyone from yoga studios to churches, among others. However, I tend to avoid suing CHOP, the Children’s Hospital, as everyone regards it highly and medical malpractice cases are challenging enough without involving CHOP.
Coming back to Sheetz, what are the reasons one can sue Sheetz and what are the common problems there? The most frequent incidents involve drink spills causing falls. Can you sue Sheetz for a spilled drink outside their store? Possibly, but such cases are tricky as you need to prove Sheets knew about the spill. Despite this, most significant cases are related to the parking lots.
Often, people slip on improperly painted lines in the parking lot, especially during the frequent rain in Pennsylvania. The compact space, high traffic, and poor visibility can lead to pedestrians getting hit. These have been the most serious cases involving Sheetz. Are they solely responsible? Not necessarily. But do they bear some responsibility for the parking lot design? Absolutely.
Settling such cases is usually the way to go, and in my experience, Sheetz is willing to work towards resolution, offering fair settlements. However, for full compensation, be prepared to go to court.
If you’re thinking of handling a legal situation yourself, remember that doing so can lead to more mistakes than you can imagine. The practice of law isn’t a DIY project. If you have a serious case, consider getting professional help. You wouldn’t want to stake $20,000 or so on your DIY abilities, would you?
Finally, returning to Sheetz, they’re a commercial property and bear the same responsibility as any other to ensure safety on their premises. As commercial property owners, they must identify and rectify potential hazards. If they fail to do so, they will be held accountable.
That’s it for today’s post focusing on Sheetz. This blog is brought to you by my law firm, Neuwirth Law Office, a personal injury firm located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia. We serve all surrounding counties. Please note that this blog doesn’t constitute legal advice; it’s mainly my opinion based on my experiences and impacts on my clients.