Shopping for groceries in Florida shouldn’t be a dangerous event, but the world doesn’t always operate in the way that it should. You could be injured while shopping at a Whole Foods if you slip on a spill, a recently mopped floor, or an item left in the aisles.
Fortunately, you can get help seeking compensation for your losses by contacting an injury lawyer for slip and fall accidents at Whole Foods in Florida. The professionals at the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik can start working for you today. Just call (855) 529-0269 to get the legal advice you need.
The Facts About Whole Foods Stores
The company that became Whole Foods was first opened in 1978. Initially, the store was called SaferWay. Even in the early days of operation, the store offered vegetarian and natural foods to consumers.
Currently, there are 500 Whole Foods Markets operational in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Whole Foods Market employs around 91,000 people. Amazon bought Whole Foods Market in 2017, and is currently integrating the company into its business model.
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Factors That Cause Slip and Fall Accidents in Whole Foods
Accidents in a Whole Foods Market can occur for a number of reasons. Some hazards are a result of the way a store is constructed. For example, if a store is built with uneven flooring or without sufficient lighting, this can increase the risks of a slip and fall accident.
There are also some places where slip and fall accidents commonly occur. For example, you may be more likely to slip and fall if you are in:
- The bathroom area after the floors were just cleaned.
- The entry or exit area of the store during a rainstorm.
- An aisle with liquid products that are leaking.
If you were hurt after slipping and falling in any of these locations – or in another location – you can get help by reaching out to the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik right now.
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Injuries Caused by Whole Foods Slip and Fall Accidents
In many cases, you can get up and walk away after slipping and falling without facing serious injuries. However, there are situations where a slip and fall accident in a Whole Foods Market can result in:
- Broken bones in your arms or legs
- Head injuries, including concussions
- Cuts, bruises, and other abrasions
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
Make sure that you seek immediate medical treatment for these injuries. You can only get compensation for injuries caused by your slip and fall accident. Having medical records that show you received treatment immediately after your accident can help you get the damages you deserve.
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Ensure Your Accident Is Documented at Whole Foods
It’s important that you document your slip and fall accident in Whole Foods Market. You should tell a manager that you fell so that they can file an incident report. Having this paper trail can make it easier for your lawyer to prove that your accident actually occurred.
You can also increase the odds that you will get maximum compensation for your injuries by taking pictures of:
- The area where you slipped
- The hazard that caused you to slip
- Your injuries after the fall
Speak with any witnesses who saw your accident and get their contact information. You should also contact a slip and fall lawyer in Florida as soon as possible after your accident.
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Get the Compensation You Need with a Premises Liability Claim
In many cases, you can get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses and lost wages at work with a premises liability claim. In order to get compensation through this claim, your lawyer will need to show that:
- You were hurt because you fell in a Whole Foods Market.
- Your fall was caused by a slipping hazard.
- The property owners knew about the slipping hazard.
- The property owners did not remove the hazard.
Jason and Debi Chalik can work to gather the evidence needed to build your premises liability claim in Florida. We can investigate the Whole Foods Market and request copies of video surveillance taken at the time of your fall.
Speak with a Lawyer After a Whole Foods Slip and Fall Accident
Make sure you’re ready to handle a slip and fall accident the right way by contacting the Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik. Our injury lawyers for slip and fall accidents at Whole Foods in Florida are ready to start working for you. Call us at (855) 529-0269, or complete our online contact form so we can provide you with a free consultation.
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