Specialty grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s attract a large number of customers every day. Inasmuch as it has 457 stores in the U.S., with over 10,000 employees, it has an extremely high number of customers, thus employees may be likely to overlook spills and slippery substances that can result in people slipping, tripping and falling. Trader Joe’s stores have a duty to keep their premises safe so that customers are not likely to slip and fall, and suffer injuries. If you sustained an injury while at a Trader Joe’s due to the negligence of one or more of their, call Chalik & Chalik Law Offices for a free consultation with an attorney at 855-529-0269.
What Kind of Injuries Have Trader Joe’s Customers Sustained?
Most slip and fall accidents that occur at grocery stores do not cause severe injuries. However, serious injuries can take place because of slipping on food that has been spilled, liquids or cleaning supplies.
In addition, customers may slip, trip and fall over items that have been carelessly left in the aisles where people are shopping.
If you suffered serious injuries because of hazardous conditions at a Trader Joe’s store caused by the negligence of an employee, you may have a valid case against Trader Joe’s to obtain damages for your injuries.
Some of the common types of injuries suffered as a result of slip and fall accidents are:
- Head injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken hips
If you have sustained these or similar slip and fall injuries at a Trader Joe’s grocery store, you may be able to recover damages. The type of damages you may recover is comparable to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at a Trader Joe’s Grocery Store:
- Seek medical treatment from a physician immediately.
- Do not sign any documents from Trader Joe’s management or anyone in the position of an agent for them, including their lawyers and insurance company until you have contacted an attorney.
- Do not file a claim against them by yourself. Call Chalik & Chalik Law Offices, and have an experienced personal injury attorney act on your behalf.