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Who is liable for your injuries at a hair salon?

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2023 | Premises Liability

When we walk into a hair salon, we expect to come out with a fresh look, not an injury. Unfortunately, if the salon owner fails to do their job properly, it may be the customer who pays for their mistakes.

Injuries can cause a great deal of pain and lead to costly medical bills and treatment. If you slip and fall because of wet floors and injure yourself, you may have a premises liability case.

Here are some common causes of slips and falls in hair salons:

  • Hair on the floor
  • Spilled liquids or products
  • Unorganized wires or cords
  • Slippery floors
  • Uneven flooring

What is premises liability?

Premises liability is a legal concept that holds property owners responsible for accidents and injuries that occur within their premises. However, there needs to be proof that the owner was aware of the flaws on their property and did not take steps to fix them.

However, proving that a business is liable can be more challenging in North Carolina, as it is one of the five states that practice the pure contributory negligence rule. According to this law, if you had a part in causing your injury, you will not be able to recover damages.

Walking without paying attention or ignoring the hair salon’s warning signs are a few examples. To successfully receive compensation, you will have to prove that the hair salon owner’s sole negligence was the cause of your injury.

Compensation for a slip and fall injury

The seriousness of your injuries will determine how much compensation you receive. If the hair salon owner was found to be negligent, they may have to reimburse you for the following expenses:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy
  • Transportation costs

With all the hair on the floor, liquid products, and heated tools at play, the risk of accidents in a salon is high. If you suffered a severe injury, gathering evidence and contacting a legal professional can help you earn the compensation you deserve.