Most of us visit a grocery store on a regular basis to purchase items to cook our meals with. You may stop to load up your cart with vegetables, fruits, meats, and more. Regular visits to the grocery store can even feel rote and boring after a while.
A slip and fall accident in a grocery store could add some excitement to the proceedings. Unfortunately, these accidents can also lead to serious injuries and high medical bills in Florida.
Make sure you address a grocery store slip and fall accident right away by contacting the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik. Our team of injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at a grocery store in Florida can start working today to secure you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Types of Grocery Stores in Florida
Many different companies operate grocery stores in the state of Florida. These stores may include:
- Small mom-and-pop stores
- Local markets
- Grocery supermarkets
The following are examples of some of the most commonly seen grocery stores around the state:
- Freshfield Farms
- Lucky’s Market
- Piggly Wiggly
- Wal-Mart Supercenter
- Whole Food Market
You may need the help of a slip and fall lawyer if you had an accident in any of these grocery stores as these corporations keep lawyers on retainer. Fortunately, Jason and Debi Chalik are standing by to offer you the assistance you need right now.
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Causes of Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accidents
A grocery store slip and fall accident could occur for many reasons. Areas of the floor in a grocery store could become wet and slippery due to:
- Leaking or broken products
- Spray from misters in the produce department
- Moisture from the frozen food section
- Employee clean-up of spills or accidents
Products left lying in the aisles can also turn into a slipping hazard, as can areas of the flooring that are damaged or cracked. You may be more likely to experience a slip and fall accident in some locations. The bathrooms, entry, and exits of the store are all common places for a slip and fall accident.
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Grocery Store Accidents Can Cause Injuries
Many people do not realize how serious a slip and fall accident can be in Florida. Falling onto the hard floor of a grocery store can easily lead to:
- Broken bones in your wrist, elbow, or arm
- Broken bones in your hip, knee, or leg
- Injuries to your head, neck, or back
If you experience an injury after a fall accident, you should report what happened to a store employee right away. This can allow the employee to file an incident report to ensure your accident is documented. You should also seek medical care for your injuries as quickly as possible.
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Establish Liability for Your Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accident
In addition to filing an incident report and seeking medical care after an accident, you should contact a slip and fall accident lawyer. You will be more likely to get full compensation for your losses if you are working with a legal professional.
Jason and Debi Chalik can get to work for you right away. Our team understands that you can only get compensation for your injuries if we can prove that the store owner was liable for your accident. This means that we must prove that:
- The store owner knew that a hazard existed on their property and
- They did not promptly remove the hazard OR
- They did not properly warn visitors about the hazard
Establishing liability can take hard work and a thorough investigation. Let us get started today so we can build you a strong premises liability claim.
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Getting Compensation for a Slip and Fall Accident
You may be able to get the compensation you need for a slip and fall accident through a settlement with insurance agents working for the grocery store. Jason and Debi Chalik can negotiate for you, standing up to unfair settlement offers.
In some circumstances, we may seek the damages you deserve by taking your claim all the way to court. We are ready to ensure your case is courtroom-ready in this situation, so we can work to secure a verdict in your favor.
Get Help from a Grocery Store Slip and Fall Lawyer
Securing full compensation after a slip and fall accident can be easier if you contact the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik. Our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at a grocery store in Florida are standing by now to help you. Call us at (855) 529-0269 or complete our online contact form to get a free consultation.
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