A man is suing Kroger grocery store after he slipped and fell in a puddle of water in the beverage aisle. According to UltimateCy-Fair.com, the man filed a lawsuit asking for compensation to cover various damages and court costs. His slip-and-fall resulted in injuries to his back and hip. The man states in his lawsuit that the Texas grocery store did not provide a safe shopping environment for its customers. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 percent of people who fall suffer injuries such as bruises, broken bones, or head trauma. In the United States, falls are the most common accidents that result in injuries, after car accidents.
Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents can cause minor, moderate, or even serious injuries. Supermarkets tend to be a hot spot for these types of accidents because their slick floor surfaces do not readily absorb liquid spills. With food, produce, and beverages lining every aisle, it is quite likely that any of these products can spill. Even the presence of a small amount of juice, soda, or water on a supermarket floor can present a danger if not cleaned up immediately. Supermarkets and other businesses are responsible for making sure that their premises are free from hazards that may cause injuries to their customers. This includes warning customers about any spills by placing warning signs and cleaning up spills within a reasonable amount of time.
If you were involved in a slip-and-fall or a trip-and-fall accident, you may have a case if it can be proven that the property owner or store manager was negligent. Claiming negligence against an establishment for a slip-and-fall requires the victim to prove he or she suffered an injury and that the injury was caused because of something the establishment did or didn’t do. But remember, you need not have suffered serious injuries to file a successful negligence claim. Those injured in a slip-and-fall accident may be able to seek compensation for expenses including, but not limited to, lost wages and benefits, medical costs, hospitalization expenses, physical therapy costs, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Our law firm recovered $1,700,000 for a woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys with the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800-LAS-LEYES
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