If you recently went shopping at a Wal-Mart in Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta, Union City, or anywhere in the state of Georgia and ended up on the ground, you may have suffered a lower-extremity injury in a Wal-Mart slip-and-fall accident.
When customers are shopping, they generally do not look down on the ground. Instead, they fix their eyes on the shelves, directional signs, and the products they are interested in purchasing. Because their eyes are directed on other things besides surface hazards, they often miss potentially dangerous slip-and-fall hazards such as:
- Spilled milk
- Pooled water
- Spilled produce
- Slippery floors
- Freshly mopped floors
If store employees knew about any of the above listed dangers and failed to clean the hazard up or use caution signs to warn customers of the danger, the store could be held liable for a customer’s Roswell slip-and-fall injury. This is because stores, property possessors, and owners have a duty to make sure their premises are safe and free from hazards that could cause injuries.
If you have suffered a lower-extremity injury, including a fractured ankle, broken foot, broken leg, ACL tear, hip fracture, hip dislocation, lower-back disc injury, or any other lower-extremity injury, you deserve compensation for your injuries, pain, medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. To find out more about your rights, call a Roswell slip-and-fall attorney who understands the effects of lower-extremity injuries and what you may be entitled to under the law. You can reach us for a free consultation at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 today.