When you picture a typical slip and fall, grocery stores are a common setting. Any business that sells liquid products such as water, sodas, pop, beverages, frozen goods such as ice cream, frozen fruit, gelato, liquid cleaning and laundry products, paint, solvents, produce or anything else that can end up on the floor creates a potential hazard for shoppers. 

But grocery store slip and fall cases are not the only location. Other businesses that maintain lavatory facilities or bathrooms can likewise be home to a dangerous condition. Any walking surfaces that are wet and slippery from liquids or even a wax or slick substance being left on the floor for an extended period while customers are there can be hazardous. 

About Department and Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accidents

Called a duty of care, department and grocery stores have a legal obligation to keep visitors to their premises safe from foreseeable harm on a regular, reasonable and consistent basis. If they fail to protect customers like you from harm that should have been prevented, they have breached their duty of care. There is no reason for you to fork out for the costs of in recovering from an injury caused by supermarkets and other establishments. If they have been negligent, they should be held accountable and liable for your injuries, losses, and damages: 

  • Hospitalization, medical bills, and other expenses associated with continuing treatment 
  • Loss of wages and even loss of capacity to earn if your injury is bad enough. 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish, and more. 

All this quickly adds! 

What To Do When You Slip and Fall In a Store

Whether you slip and fall outside of store or inside it, you must prepare for a fight with insurance companies. The burden of proof in grocery store slip and fall accidents lies with the plaintiff, i.e., you. Even if you are not sure whether you should file a slip and fall in store lawsuit or not, follow these steps:

  • Get medical attention immediately, photograph your injuries, and keep all relevant medical records – including appointments, medical certificates, and x-rays. 
  • Pinpoint the cause of your slip and fall. Use your phone to take photos of the location and conditions 
  • Keep a record of as much as you can, including expenses or lost wages caused by your injuries. 
  • Request store security footage 
  • Get witnesses’ contact information 
  • File a report with store management. Save it and any responses you may receive 

Get in touch with an experienced attorney who will know what to look for and how to help you. Contact Sokoloff and Weinstein, P.A. as soon as possible after your slip and fall grocery store to find out if you have a valid claim.