According to the National Safety Council (NSC), injuries sustained in slip and fall accidents account for approximately 8.9 million emergency department visits each year. While many slip and falls occur in private homes, a significant number of these accidents occur in commercial settings such as grocery stores. Stores and offices that are open to the public have a duty to ensure that that their premises are free from hazards that pose an unreasonable risk of injury to their visitors. When they fail to do so and an injury occurs as a result, victims may be able to recover for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith have the legal skill and acumen required to help slip and fall victims get the compensation to which they are entitled.
Many Potential Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
There are number of ways that a slip and fall accident can occur in a grocery store. Among the most common include the following:
Unreasonably slippery floors
Debris in aisles
Lack of handrails on stairs
Failure to warn about slippery or wet floors
After a slip and fall accident, victims should make sure to document as much information about the accident as they can. If possible, take photos of the exact place where your accident took place, making sure to highlight the dangerous condition that you believe caused your accident.
Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident that occurred at a grocery store, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced slip and fall accident attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.