When you’re shopping in your local supermarket, your eyes are focused on shelves, freezers and other merchandise locations. You’re also navigating your cart through aisles and around other shoppers and goods displays. In general, you’re looking everywhere but to the floor, which is where significant dangers may be lurking.
Supermarkets are frequent scenes of slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, due to a host of reasons. Among the chief causes of these mishaps are the following:
If you slip or trip and fall in a supermarket, you may be able to recover financial compensation. To establish a claim, you must prove the following:
Slip and fall cases often turn on difficult-to-prove facts. A customer’s own negligence can be a factor in determining the store’s degree of liability and the damages it owes. For example, the management may claim that a condition was so open and obvious that the customer should have noticed it and avoided it.
If you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident, the store may offer you money in exchange for you signing a waiver of your right to claim damages. Be cautious and seek legal counsel instead. An experienced supermarket liability law firm can assess your potential claim and take the actions necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Seigel Law in Ridgewood, New Jersey has wide experience handling premises liability cases stemming from slips and falls and other accidents. Call us at 201-444-4000 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.