Grocery Stores are Notorious for Slip and Fall Accidents.
As a TN personal injury lawyer who has helped clients for more than thirty years, I’ve seen every kind of slip and fall accident you can imagine.
These kinds of accidents are serious, especially if you are a senior. I’ve seen clients with hip injuries, broken legs, and terrible bruises, who endure months of suffering after their accident.
One of the most common places I see these injuries happen is somewhere we all go frequently: the grocery store.
Watch Out for These Common Areas While Shopping.
Not every part of the store poses as much risk while shopping as others. Stay alert when you find yourself shopping in any of these areas:
- The Produce Section. Fresh fruits and vegetables fall on the floor often, which can then become tripping hazards. Worse, if they are left unattended, they can become trampled and squished, creating a slippery patch on the floor that you don’t see coming.
- Big-box Stores. It’s no secret that America loves buying in bulk. But while shopping in big-box stores (like Costco and Sam’s), you must exercise extra caution. Boxes of goods may fall off the upper shelves when someone is walking by, and hit them. An item might also fall off the shelf and spill onto the floor. Or someone might reach up to get a piece of merchandise they want to buy and the shelf will collapse on them. This is no joke when every item on a shelf is a box of significant size.
- The Garden Section. This is another place where heavy and unruly items are stored on tall shelves. Heavy bags of plant fertilizer or feed may fall on you from upper shelves. Chemicals used to treat plants may spill, or the watering mechanism that hydrates plants in the store may leak into the aisle.
As you can see, slip and falls, as well as other personal injuries that occur in grocery stores, can be very serious. And these kinds of accidents deserve to be taken seriously.
Talk to a TN Personal Injury Lawyer Today.
If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need a lawyer you can trust to help navigate your case. It’s not something that’s simple to fight on your own. First, you must provide evidence that a condition existed that caused you harm or danger. Then, you must document the accident, gather medical records, and (depending on the location), deal with corporate lawyers who represent the store.
If this sounds daunting to you, don’t worry. We can help. Our team of TN personal injury lawyers are known for our compassion — and our results.
We understand the emotional toll of an accident, and we have helped thousands of injured people get the compensation they need and deserve. It is our firm belief that you should not be held liable for your medical bills or lost wages because of an accident that was not your fault.
Contact us online today or call us at (901) 327-2100 to hear how we can help. The consultation is absolutely FREE. We take every case seriously and will walk you through all of your options, no strings attached.