Holding Negligent Parties Accountable at Grocery Stores
Accidents at grocery stores may be more common than you think, and when they do occur, the injuries can be severe.
Grocery stores are responsible for always keeping their premises safe.
Accidents at these stores will occur when the staff has failed to keep the store in a safe condition.
Proper training and inspections should be regularly done at all grocery stores in order to keep their guests and employees safe.
Ordinary errands such as grocery shopping can become dangerous when the premises are not properly maintained.
At Berger and Green, we have handled numerous grocery store accident claims and helped the victims get the compensation they needed.
Some of the most common types of grocery store accidents we have seen are:
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Falls caused by debris, wet areas or spills left on the floor.
- Trips over improperly placed floor mats and rugs.
- Injuries due to falling items off shelves. If not instructed properly, employees can inadequately overstock shelves causing items to fall.
- Grocery cart accidents such as tip overs. If a cart is defective, it can be an unsafe place for your child.
- Parking Lot Accidents: Injuries sustained due to tripping over cracked sidewalks or uneven surfaces. Car accidents can also occur in grocery store parking lots.
- Any injury that occurs in or out of the store because of a hazardous condition.
If you have been injured in a grocery store accident, it is important to try and follow these tips to have a successful claim against the at fault party.
- Medical Treatment: Seek the medical treatment you need following an accident, no matter how minor it may be. It is important to document your medical treatment and follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Also keep track of all bills and out-of-pocket expenses.
- Report Your Fall: Report your injury to grocery store management right away and fill out an incident report. It is important to get a copy of the report as well.
- Documentation: Take pictures of the scene where you were injured and of your injuries. Get witnesses’ information if available.
- Keep Private: Do not discuss your case on social media or with others.
- Contact an Attorney: You should consult a personal injury attorney right away to review your case.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident.
If you have been injured at a grocery store due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. It is a property owner’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for its guests. Contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation.