Grocery Store Slip and Fall Cases: What You Need to Know

When you go to the grocery store, you have a reasonable expectation of shopping in a safe environment. But a quick trip for milk and eggs can quickly become a nightmare after an accidental slip and fall that leaves you hurting and unable to work. If you were hurt when you fell in a grocery store, you could have grounds to hold the store accountable and demand money for your injuries.

Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents in Grocery Stores

Liability refers to someone’s legal responsibility to help you recover from your slip and fall injuries. Every grocery store owner and manager has a legal duty to keep their property safe for visitors and take reasonable steps to prevent accidents like slips and falls. When a grocery store owner, manager, or staff member fails to uphold this legal duty and a shopper gets hurt in a slip and fall as a result, the grocery store could be liable for their injuries.

If you can establish liability in a grocery store slip and fall case, the grocery store might be required to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. A slip and fall lawyer in New York can help you prove liability in your case with evidence like:

  • Photos of unattended spills or other slip-and-fall hazards
  • Video footage of the slip-and-fall accident from surveillance cameras
  • Eyewitness statements from other shoppers who saw you slip and fall
  • Incident reports that store employees generate after the slip and fall
  • Documentation from the grocery store, such as policies and procedures
  • The grocery store’s recent maintenance and cleaning records
  • Testimony from experts like accident reconstruction specialists

Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Grocery Stores

Slip and fall accidents can occur in grocery stores for a variety of reasons, such as:

Compensation Available

You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of a slip-and-fall accident that wasn’t your fault. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can demand compensation for the following types of losses in a slip and fall accident claim:

  • Hospital bills and other medical expenses
  • Medical costs you will likely incur in the future
  • Incidental costs, such as medical travel expenses
  • Lost wages from any time you miss from work
  • Lost future earning potential from permanent injuries
  • Pain and suffering

How Attorney David Resnick Can Help

Personal injury attorney David Resnick founded David Resnick & Associates, PC to help everyday people and families who are reeling from unexpected accidents. If you get hurt in a grocery store slip and fall, David and his hardworking legal team can provide the intelligent and effective legal help you need. Contact us today to learn more about how our NYC slip and fall lawyer can help in a free initial case review.

Author: David Resnick

Founder of David Resnick & Associates, P.C., a New York personal injury law firm in charge of providing exceptional and personal service to each of our clients in various areas including car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, construction accidents, and premises liability. David Resnick founded the firm in 1998 after working in large law firms where he saw a need for greater client communication and more personal care.

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