Slip and Trips caused by Spilled Liquid in a Grocery

Slip and Trips caused by Spilled Liquid in a Grocery

Slip and Trips caused by Spilled Liquid in a Grocery

On general outlook, groceries has the least risk among all work place and public establishments and it seems correct but little they do know that groceries has one of the most subtle risks among all of establishments. 

As some were caught off guard while doing grocery shopping, either they are walking slowly or in a rush, they wouldn't notice wet floors or even openly lying wires in the middle of walking area inside it. 

  • According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), there are over 1 million victims of slip and fall accident that resulted in emergency room every year and it is 12% out of 8 million fall related hospital visits. 

  • 40% of all nursing home accidents consists of falls and it is one of the most leading cause of death among people aging 70 years old and above. 

  • According to a survey, most groceries always state promises about their customers' safety and how premises' reliability but sometimes they commit mistake or be negligent.

A case of slip, trip, or fall caused by wet floor, uneven floor surfaces, or lying materials or displays within the grocery premises could make the victim entitled for a premises injury claim when the management of the grocery store is proven and convincingly negligent about their premises for not maintaining its safety for their customers, but another solid basis for such claim is that the victim of the slip should've suffered a form injury which should be caused by the slip, trip or fall. 

If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident inside a grocery store or within the grocery who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of management or certain staff that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices. 

Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.

On what grounds should you sue? 

If you have been injured within an owned property and believed that it is caused by poor safety management or negligent staff, then you can file a lawsuit and it is called premises liability lawsuit. Here are some forms of it for a victim to be qualified to file one: 

  • The spill is left unchecked and caused the fall and has resulted in any form of injury either minor or significant one

  • The grocery management left the spill and didn't even post warnings about the spill 

  • Aside from leaks that is caused by freezers and other things that produces liquid inadvertently, all other left liquid that has caused slip or fall can render the grocery management liable. 

Things to do while inside the grocery store following the slip or fall

  • Report the incident that you have experience even if it caused by the smallest thing 

  • Ask for a paper where you can write an incident report or make them write for it 

  • If possible, take a video or photos of the scene of where you have fell and what caused the accident 

  • Ask for witnesses and ask for their contact information 

  • And lastly, seek immediate medical attention as you have to be checked for potential closed injuries such as fractures and internal bleeding which are both hard to find and only manifests weeks following an accident. 

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