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I slipped in The Grocery Store and Hurt My Back

Slip and fall accidents happen suddenly and are astonishingly unexpected.  Sadly, the pain related to these falls can also last for an unanticipated time to come.  Shiny linoleum or highly polished concrete floors in grocery stores are common grounds for these types of mishaps, and the responsibility for them can be as confusing as the causes themselves.

Grocery Stores Have Slick Floors

Big or small, businesses open to the public are legally obligated to safeguard both their employees and the public, maintaining clear, dry, well-lit, and safe places for their customers to shop and dine.  Several factors may contribute to the spontaneous slip and fall accident.  Responsibility – and therefore liability – is a necessary determination in pursuing proper compensation following a slip and fall.  A grocery store is responsible for a slip and fall that occurs in their location if they aren’t careful enough to avoid a dangerous condition that results in your injury.

Grocery store slips and falls happen every day. Injuries from these incidents can occur for a variety of reasons and circumstances, both unintentionally and due to careless or negligent practices.  Sadly, they are commonly experienced by victims who are particularly vulnerable people, including small children or the elderly.  These individuals tend to experience serious injuries following a hard-impact fall, and the recuperation from such can be lengthy, expensive, painful, and difficult.  If you were injured in a slip and fall in a grocery store, it is important to seek legal assistance to get the protection you deserve.

Did you or a loved one experience:

  • Rain, snow, or ice accumulation as you entered the store?
  • A frayed, tattered, or misplaced entry mat?
  • Uneven floor surfaces or unmarked ramps or steps?
  • A spill from leaked and/or broken packaging left in a walking area?
  • Produce watering systems improperly managed?
  • Store machinery that has malfunctioned, seeping liquid or fine powder in your path?
  • Poor lighting, resulting in diminished visibility?
  • Improperly stacked/stocked or precariously perched shelving or merchandise?
  • Haphazardly positioned inventory which created an obstruction or blind vulnerability?
  • A recently mopped area that was not properly marked by a “Wet Floor” sign?
  • Dollies, industrial carts, or pallet jacks left in an inappropriate location?

In some cases, these incidents are simply accidental and may not have been prevented.  In other situations, however, thoughtless behavior by companies and the employees who work for them may lead to severe injuries.

In the event of a slip and fall injury, knowing what to do immediately following can make a big difference in the outcome.  Whether immediate or delayed, you may experience pain and injury that requires medical attention.

Slips and falls can cause serious injuries, such as:

  • Severe bruising/soft tissue injury
  • Contusions, lacerations requiring stitches, blood clots
  • Sprained or broken ankle
  • Sprained or broken wrist
  • Broken arm
  • Dislocated or fractured knee
  • Broken hip
  • Traumatic head/brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

Talk to The Grocery Store Manager ASAP

Communicating with store management immediately is imperative.  You will want to report to them exactly what happened. Please request a copy of their incident report and request assistance from the appropriate first responders in your area.  Inform your responders and medical providers of your slip and fall and any symptoms you are experiencing.  The best way to minimize any continued harm you may suffer is to seek immediate medical attention.

If you have a telephone with you, take photos of the area and anything that may have caused your slip and fall.  Photograph the conditions that may have played a part in the accident.  Try to spot any surveillance cameras that might have captured the accident.  Contact the professionals at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. to assist you in navigating the process of physical and financial recovery.

Our team of legal experts will help you identify and document all of the contributing factors that caused you to slip and fall.  Regardless of the immediate cause, it is important to record in detail all of the circumstances surrounding the area of your fall.  Your lawyer may be able to request footage or witness statements later that can solidify your claim and ensure your appropriate compensation.  We understand that injuries such as yours can affect more than just your body – there may be other facets to consider, including your ability to work, drive, care for yourself and your loved ones, and the long-term side effects of your injuries.  We take into consideration all of the aspects involving our clients and we will not settle until your best interests are completely addressed.  We will speak to insurance providers on your behalf and we will ensure that the store owner or management will be held liable if it created the unsafe condition(s).

Insurance companies are in the business of quick settlement and most often these settlements are significantly less than you deserve.  Our team will ensure that you are comprehensively represented to get the greatest compensation possible.  We do not require any fees from you upfront.  We provide a free, no-obligation consultation.  We only earn a fee if and when you have received the compensation you deserve.  We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have about your case.  If you are unable to come to us we will send a representative to your home or hospital, at your request.

If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall and are looking to obtain the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, slip, trip, and fall accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.

About The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner

If you’ve been injured and want the best possible outcome in your situation, the Law Offices of Stuart Kerner P.C. in The Bronx can help you. Our firm has obtained favorable results for injury victims and their families throughout the state of New York in personal injury cases such as auto accidents, oilfield accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and serious personal injuries.

Our law firm offers a free consultation to discuss your accident and review the legal remedies available to you. We’re available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your case. Above all, you shouldn’t feel alone and isolated after an accident. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, we’ll come to you. Our attorney can travel to your home or hospital, at your request.

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