If you slip and fall while shopping for groceries at Aldi, or any other supermarket, you should be able to file a PI claim, but first of all you have to be able to prove that the supermarket was the cause of your slip and fall accident. A supermarket could have hazards that might lead to a slip and fall accident and serious injuries.
If you file a claim for a slip & fall at a supermarket, you’ll need to prove the supermarket was at fault. If a supermarket customer has dropped a bottle of hair shampoo which spilled out its contents on the floor making the surface slippery, the supermarket is required to clean up and remove the hazard from the area as soon as possible so that the supermarket is safe for shoppers to shop.
Failure to do so may be considered negligence. Proof of negligence is needed to file a claim for compensation.
How to Show Supermarket Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall
The most straightforward way to prove that the supermarket was at fault for your slip and fall injury is to prove that the supermarket manager or its workers knew that a bottle of shampoo or other product had been dropped on the floor by a customer causing a slip and fall hazard but did nothing about it.
As soon as a slip and fall hazard is known about by the supermarket worker s/he should place a warning sign next to the hazard. Supermarket owners have a duty to provide clean and safe conditions for their shoppers but cannot be held responsible if someone slips over just after a hazard like a bottle of shampoo has taken place.
Proving that the staff /manager knew about the hazard but didn’t make any effort to do anything about it before your slip and fall can be difficult, but not impossible. The main way of proving the supermarket is at-fault for the slip and fall accident is ensuring you have suitable evidence that shows clearly that the accident that took place was as a result of a hazard that the supermarket workers should have been aware of.
Evidence to Show a Slip and Fall Was the Supermarket’s Fault
There are three main types of evidence that could be used to prove that a slip and fall injury was the supermarket’s fault, which are:
- taking photographs of the accident site showing the slip and fall hazard but with no warning sign present;
- asking eye witnesses, such as other shoppers who saw the slip and fall accident take place and are prepared to act as witnesses;
- getting access to the supermarket’s security camera footage, which may have a record of earlier events.
Get Help Proving Fault
It is a sensible idea to use the free case evaluation to get in touch with a PI lawyer who can help prove the supermarket was at fault for your slip and fall injury.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Aldi, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.