You may have walked into your local Roswell Kroger or Wal-Mart to do your grocery shopping like usual, but unlike other grocery shopping trips this one was anything but normal. This time you found yourself on the ground injured after a slip and fall accident. While you were lying there, you realized that the ground was wet but that there were no caution signs, wet floor signs, cones, or anything alerting you of the danger. You are left to wonder if the supermarket is responsible for your Roswell slip and fall injuries.
Liability in a Roswell Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accident
Property owners and property possessors have a duty of care to keep their premises in good shape and free of hazards that could cause injuries to their employees and customers. Because this is the law, Kroger and Wal-Mart should have safety procedures in place and employees should be instructed how to:
- Clean the floors using proper cleaning products
- Clean up spills immediately and properly
- Put out “Caution - Wet Floor” signs or cones after mopping and for any other wet floor hazard
- Alert customers of any spill until it has been cleaned up
When floors are cleaned wrong, or if employees are told about a spill and do not clean it up immediately or don’t act appropriately, the grocery store could be held liable for your:
- Medical bills
- Impairment or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
If you feel that the supermarket could be liable for your slip and fall accident, please call the Mallard Law Firm. Because slip and fall cases are complex, you need to contact an experienced Roswell slip and fall attorney for help as soon as possible. Call for a free legal consultation today at (770) 487-8999.