Supermarkets such as Kroger carry food and beverage products that sometimes can leak onto the floor below, creating a slick surface. With products lining every aisle and people coming and going, shoppers and even employees may occasionally spill something on the floor including water, soda, coffee, and produce. Because of this, Kroger and other grocery stores are a prime place for slip and fall accidents to occur.
When spills occur on slick hard floors, the surface cannot absorb the liquid causing it to remain pooled—presenting a hazard for shoppers if the spill is not cleaned up or cautioned off properly and promptly. Occurrences like this continue to occur year after year. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one million people are injured in slip and fall accidents annually.
Many slip and fall victims don’t see the pooled water, spilled liquid, or other hazards while they are shopping for their groceries. Stores have duty to protect their customers from dangers on their premises. When they fail to do so, they may be responsible for customers’ injuries, such as:
- Broken bones
- Lower extremity injuries
- Knee and ligament injuries
- Herniated discs
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries
Slip and fall accidents in Peachtree City, Georgia, have the potential to result in very serious injuries that can change a person’s life. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at a grocery store, you may be entitled to damages. Talk with the Law Offices of Shane Smith to find out if you have a case and how an experienced Peachtree City slip and fall attorney can help you. Call 770-HURT-999 for a complimentary, confidential case consultation today.