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Slip and Falls in Grocery Stores

Slip and Falls in Grocery Stores

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Slips and falls are one of the most preventable personal injury incidents. Unfortunately, many of them happen in grocery stores for multiple reasons. When store owners and employees don’t do their part to keep others safe, they are liable for any resulting injuries.

Whether you’re running into the grocery store for a few staples or on a major grocery run, you expect that the store is generally a safe place to be. Of course, it goes without saying that grocery store owners, managers, and employees should all do their part to keep shoppers and their families safe. However, if you recently suffered an injury due to a grocery store slip and fall incident, get in touch with a seasoned Huntsville premises liability lawyer as soon as possible.

Causes of Grocery Store Slip and Falls

Grocery stores are a common place for slip and falls to happen. The environment is one that can change rapidly, and sometimes employees simply don’t care or don’t pay attention to remove or warn customers about hazards. Causes of slip and falls in grocery stores include:

  1. Improperly positioned, worn, bunched, or missing floor mats
  2. Slippery floor surfaces from produce misters, leaks, spills, and dropped food
  3. Aisle obstructions from boxes, pallets, and food
  4. Cracked and uneven pavement around the premises
  5. Failing to clear ice, snow, and other slippery hazards from the parking lot
  6. Overflowing sinks/toilets in the bathroom

Even if your grocery store fall isn’t related to one of the above causes, contacting a Huntsville premises liability attorney is in your best interests. You could be eligible for compensation.

Is the Store Liable for Your Fall?

Your claim must meet specific criteria for the store to be liable for your fall and its resulting injuries. Grocery stores have a duty to make their premises safe for their customers. Therefore, employees need to keep an eye out for common hazards, such as spills. When they find them or another shopper alerts them to their existence, they have a duty to either remove the hazard or provide a clear warning about the danger—for instance, setting up a “wet floor” sign after someone spills coffee.

Suppose the store doesn’t meet that obligation and you slip and fall due to a hazard they should have reasonably known about. In that case, they should be held liable for their negligence. You or your Huntsville premises liability lawyer must also be able to prove that you suffered injuries from the fall that led to your damages, including medical bills and pain and suffering.

Hire an Experienced Huntsville Premises Liability Lawyer Today

Slip and falls can lead to severe injuries, such as fractures, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and even spinal cord injuries (SCI). If your fall could have been prevented if it weren’t for the actions or lack of actions from a store owner, manager, or employee, you have legal rights and options. While you are focusing on your medical treatment for your injuries, let our legal team handle your legal case – every step of the way. Schedule your no-obligation case consultation with an experienced Huntsville premises liability attorney today. Call Cloud, Ryan & Rouse at 256-801-1000 or use our easy online contact form.

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