Phoenix Grocery Store Slip and Fall Lawyers
Everybody needs groceries, and shopping is a big part of our daily lives. Many people don’t realize it, but grocery stores contain several hazards that must be addressed by the store to keep their customers safe. Slippery floors from leaks and spills, obstructed aisles, and bulky floor mats are some of the hazards that can cause customers to fall and seriously hurt themselves.
Every year, thousands of people are hurt in supermarket falls that result in broken bones, concussions, and other serious injuries. It is the store’s responsibility to maintain a safe environment for everyone who shops there. If you have been injured in a grocery store fall caused by the negligence of the people who work there, you deserve just compensation to cover the cost of medical care, rehabilitation, and other expenses. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, our acclaimed Phoenix accident attorneys have represented many victims of grocery store slip and fall accidents, and we know how to get you the settlement you deserve. Call (602) 457-6222 today for a FREE consultation.
A grocery store is a very hectic place. The people who work there are busy stocking the shelves, helping customers, and trying to keep things clean and orderly. With so many customers coming and going throughout the day, there’s bound to be accidents and messes to clean up. But it’s the store’s responsibility to maintain a safe environment for shoppers. Spills that create slippery floors and other hazards that endanger the health and safety of customers need to be cleaned up as quickly as possible. And adequate warning signs must be posted whenever there is a wet floor where a customer could slip and fall.
Leaks and spills, obstructed aisles, and bulky floor mats are some of the potential hazards that could cause a customer to fall and hurt themself. In many cases, supermarkets and grocery stores have a history of not addressing these issues in a timely manner, even after they have been warned about spills and other problems by their customers. This happens because the stores are not adequately staffed.
With so many customers coming and going, any potential hazard must be removed immediately for everyone’s safety. For example, broken glass has to be cleaned up right away. Store employees must also eliminate other dangerous conditions as soon as it comes to their attention, such as broken or damaged display corners that can cause cuts.
The biggest hazard by far in grocery stores are conditions that may lead a customer to slip and fall. These include:
- Accidental spills
- Wet floors
- Poor lighting
- Cluttered aisles
- Low-resting, wooden pallets and other hazards that are easy to trip over
Injuries that happen as a result of falling in a grocery store are very serious, and they can lead to serious medical conditions, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, knee joint and ligament damage, a broken hip, concussions, and even brain injuries.
At The Husband & Wife Law Team we know how to win personal injury cases against grocery store owners and their insurance companies. The first thing we do is sit down with you to get a complete account of what happened. We will also conduct a full investigation by taking pictures of the accident site, talking to any potential witnesses, and reviewing the store’s surveillance footage.
There’s a two-year statute of limitations in Arizona for these types of cases, so you will need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has extensive experience with these types of cases as quickly as possible. At The Husband & Wife Law Team, we know how to assess the full extent of your injuries and we will help you get the compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident in Phoenix, don't just brush off your injuries, and be sure not to sign any paperwork from the grocery store that releases them from responsibility. Remember, the store's employees want to make sure you're okay, but the owners want to protect themselves from liability and legal action. That’s why you should never sign any paperwork without getting the advice of an experienced attorney.
If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident at the grocery store, contact the Phoenix supermarket fall injury lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team by calling (602) 457-6222 today.
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