You may shop at Kroger all the time, but one day your trip to the supermarket was different. You slipped and fell in liquid on the floor that a florist failed to clean up. Not only was the spilled water not cleaned up, but the store employee failed to put out a caution sign warning customers of the dangerous property condition.
Stores are required to post warning signs cautioning customers about the potential slip and fall dangers. When they do not post signs, anyone who slips and falls on wet floors may have a liability case against the grocery store for the dangerous condition that existed.
This is similar to cases when floors are freshly mopped, but negligent employees fail to put signs out warning customers that the floors are wet and slippery. When people slip on a freshly mopped floor, injuries can occur and lead to:
- Medical bills
- Mental anguish
- Lost income
- Loss on consortium
It is important to remember that when businesses fail to post “wet floor” signs, they are failing to take reasonable precautions to keep their customers safe and free from injury. If someone falls as a result of a wet floor with no caution sign, the property owner may be responsible. Premises liability is the legal responsibility that property owners have for slip and falls that result in injuries on their property.
If you suffered an injury as a result of your Atlanta slip and fall accident at a supermarket, you need to talk with an experienced Georgia slip and fall attorney immediately. Attorneys can investigate the incident and help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more. If your loved one died in a slip and fall accident, surviving family members may be entitled to receive compensation from the responsible party.
Attorney Shane Smith has successfully represented victims of Atlanta slip and fall accidents and premises liability accidents throughout Georgia and understands what factors need to be present to have a strong premises liability case. Sometimes, proving liability can be tricky in slip and fall accidents, and you will want a lawyer with the expertise and skill on your side to help you prove that the property owner was liable. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 to receive a free case consultation to find out about your rights.