Can I Recover After a Slip and Fall in a Grocery Store?

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 slips 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 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 from their losses by filing a personal injury claim. The lawyers at Shane Smith Law 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 is a number of ways that a slip and fall accident can occur in a grocery store. Among the most common include the following:

  • Liquid spills

  • Unreasonably slippery floors

  • Debris in aisles

  • Inadequate lighting

  • Cracked flooring

  • 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 (980) 246-2656.

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