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What to Do After I Slipped and Fell at Safeway*

Like any store, Safeway has a responsibility to keep its properties safe for customers and vendors. If you were shopping at a Safeway, or any other supermarket, and you slipped and fell because of an unattended issue, you might be able to recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

Stores have a duty to keep you safe on their premises, and if they fail that duty, they have become negligent and are responsible for any damages you suffered. After a slip and fall, you’ll need to gather evidence to support your claim as well as seek medical attention for injuries and inform the store of your accident.

What to Do After a Slip And Fall at a Supermarket

If you were shopping at Safeway and you suffered a slip and fall in the produce department because of crushed grapes on the floor, you should notify the management right away. If your injuries are serious, such as a serious back injury, you should call an ambulance.

If there are any witnesses to your slip and fall, ask them to provide you with their names and contact details. Look to notice if there are any surveillance cameras in the area that might have caught the incident on tape.

How Negligence Caused a Slip and Fall at a Grocery Store

There are four elements of negligence. For a successful personal injury claim against Safeway, or any other store, you will need to show all four elements of negligence have been met. Here is an example scenario.

  • Duty – You must show that Safeway owes you a duty or a responsibility. When a store is open, its grounds and property must be maintained and free from risks, such as crushed fruit.
  • Breach of duty – Now you will show that duty owed by Safeway, or any other store, was breached. This means that you will need to show that fruit was there long enough for employees to have acted by cleaning it up or placing a sign.
  • Causation – Now prove that the store’s breach of duty caused your slip and fall. If the grapes weren’t on the floor, then you would not have slipped.
  • Damages – Now you will provide supporting documentation that shows you suffered damages because of the slip and fall on the smashed fruit at a store. This might include medical bills, proof of lost wages, and other damages.

Free Case Evaluation

If you suffered damages in a slip and fall at Safeway, or any other grocery store, you may want to consult with a personal injury attorney. With the help of a lawyer, you may be able to pursue compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim.

Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing at all to lose. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today so you can determine how to proceed with a claim against Safeway, or any other store, after a slip and fall.

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

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