It’s something we all do, sometimes once a week or more. Grocery store runs are a must, especially if you have a family to feed. With an endless number of grocery stores to choose from, you know you can always make a quick store stop. What you don’t expect is to get injured when you go grocery shopping. Unfortunately, sometimes a negligent manager or employee can cause you harm.
If you need a supermarket accident and injury lawyer, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced premises liability attorneys are ready to get you the compensation you deserve.
Let’s go over some of the common things that can cause an injury in a supermarket.
Items on shelves should be secured. If they aren’t, or the shelf is broken, items can tumble down on customers, causing them serious harm. If employees have stacked items too high, like a beer display, these unstable items can also fall down.
All shopping carts should be maintained and in good working order. If a cart is old and broken, it can have jagged and rusty edges. This can cause lacerations and infections.
All aisles should be free and clear of obstructions. If a mat is used around produce or dairy areas and it gets bunched up, it can cause customers to trip and fall. Also, if there are items on the floor or empty cardboard boxes that have not been picked up, these could become fall hazards.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common ways people get hurt in supermarkets. Spills will happen. If they are not cleaned up quickly by employees, customers could become injured. After any area is mopped, there should be appropriate “wet floor” signs so that customers can steer clear of the area.
Supermarket parking lots should be safe for customers. That’s where they start their visit and where they end it. If the pavement is uneven or cracked, a customer could become seriously hurt. When they are pushing a cart, they may not see any damage to the parking lot. Also, the parking lot should be well lit at night so customers can see any obstructions. Another hazard of a dark parking lot is that it could become an area of criminal activity.
We’re sorry you got hurt and you may not know the next steps to take. You can count on the Dante Law Firm. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation. Premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, but we don’t believe someone else’s negligence should cause you financial harm. We will examine your case to determine the best path forward to get you compensation for the following:
Your focus needs to be on healing and being with your family. Let us handle the hard work.