What to Do After I Slipped and Fell at Rite Aid*

Like any drugstore, Rite Aid must keep its stores and premises safe for customers who enter the grounds and come to shop. If you suffered a slip and fall at Rite Aid, the store might be responsible for your damages.

If you slipped and fell at a drugstore, such as Rite Aid, you should inform a store employee, gather evidence of your fall and seek medical care after your fall. These steps can help support a personal injury claim against a store.

What to Do After a Slip and Fall at a Drugstore

If you slipped and fell while shopping in Rite Aid, or any other drugstore, you should notify store management immediately. They are required to complete an accident report. Also, check to see if there were any witnesses.

If there are witnesses, ask them to provide statements along with their names and contact details. Try to get photos of the accident scene and of any injuries. You should get medical care right away. Delaying medical care can result in denial of your personal injury claim.

How Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall at a Drugstore

For your personal injury claim against Rite Aid, or any other drugstore, to be successful you must show that all four elements of negligence have been met. Here is how negligence could apply to your slip and fall.

  • Duty – First, you must show that the retailer owes you a duty or a responsibility. When a any store, such as a Rite Aid store, is open for business, the retailer must make sure it is safe for entry and free from obstacles.
  • Breach of duty – You must prove that the duty owed by the store to you was breached. As an example, there was broken pavement in the parking lot that the management was aware of. They didn’t post a warning sign and didn’t fix the problem for weeks. You went to the store and tripped over the broken pavement on your way from your car to the store location.
  • Causation – You will need to show that the drug store’s breach of duty caused your trip and fall. You can take photos of the accident scene to prove that you wouldn’t have fallen if the pavement hadn’t been broken. Witness statements can also help.
  • Damages – Provide documentation to show that you suffered damages because of the fall over broken pavement. This can be through medical bills, proof of lost wages, and other documentation.

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you believe your slip and fall was caused by negligence, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney who handles such claims in your area. With the help of a lawyer, you can get your claim on the right track. Get your Free Case Evaluation today.

*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Rite Aid or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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