A slip and fall injury in a grocery store isn’t uncommon. But, most victims are unaware of the fact that they could have a case against the grocery store chain for their injuries. While a grocery store is brightly lit, there is the potential for a lot of wet areas, spills, and even food items that can cause a person to slip and fall. If you have fallen in a grocery store recently and were injured, you may have a case.
Remember that Injuries at the Grocery Store are Common
Slip and fall injuries do make up a large majority of shopping injuries in the United States, which also lead to thousands of personal injury claims each year. While you may be embarrassed you took a tumble at your local store, you are not the only individual to ever fall in a grocery store. You do have legal options, especially if you were badly injured during the fall.
What if the Slip and Fall Occurs Outside the Store?
Whether it was on ice from an improperly shoveled and salted walkway or water in the parking lot, it is up to the store’s management to maintain safe conditions outside their store just as much as they are required to do so inside their store. If you suffered from an accident outside a grocery store (even in the parking lot), you can still file a lawsuit against the grocery store.
What if I Didn’t Purchase Anything at the Store?
You don’t have to be a customer of a store to sue them for their negligence. The slip and fall accident was based on the fact they didn’t protect their patrons from falls –not whether or not you purchased anything from them.
So, even if you didn’t purchase anything, but fell, you could still have a case against that store.
Minor Slip and Fall Injuries—Do They Still Apply?
Even a minor slip and fall injury could be painful. You do not have to crack a hip or even be rushed to the hospital to sue for damages. After all, a minor slip and fall could still cause enough pain for you to miss work, require regular visits to a chiropractor, incur steep medical expenses, and so on. Often slip and fall injuries do not show signs until a few days after the fall initially occurred. And, for elderly individuals, slip and falls could require long-term rehabilitation.
Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip and fall injury in a grocery store, you need an advocate to represent your case. The attorneys at the Sternberg Law Office understand the special circumstances surrounding slip and fall injuries in grocery stores. We can assist you with your case and with a no obligation consultation, let you know right away if you have a case. Contact us today for a free consultation by dialing 561-687-5660.