If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident at a Kroger store, or any other supermarket, there are several things you need to do as soon as you are able to do.
You should first report the accident to the store’s manager in writing so you may have a copy available for later use. If you were injured at a Kroger store, or any other similar store, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
The next step to take is to seek the medical attention you need for your slip and fall injuries. When attending a doctor’s appointment, make sure you keep copies of any invoices as you should be able to include them in your personal injury claim.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall at a Supermarket
The most common injuries from slips and falls in a supermarket are the following:
- Dislocated joints and fractures usually the ankle or wrist;
- Finger fractures;.
- Sprains and minor cuts and bruises;
- Lacerations and open wounds;
- Burns and scalds.
If the slip and fall is more serious it is possible that the victim may suffer traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage.
What to Do if Injured at a Supermarket
As soon as you have notified the store manager you can concentrate your efforts on filing your personal injury claim. The most crucial part of any claim is collecting and ordering all the relevant evidence that proves who was at fault for your slip and fall injury.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury Was from a Supermarket Slip and Fall
The evidence required to help prove that it is the supermarkets fault that you sustained an injury due to the slip and fall may include the following:
- photos of the slip and fall injury;
- photographs of the place where the slip and fall injury happened, and its surroundings
- surveillance camera footage of the slip and fall accident;
- a written statement describing the slip and fall accident compiled by you, the injured party
- medical records which include in depth details about your slip and fall injury including doctor’s appointment dates, x-ray results and results of any other tests which have helped to reach a diagnose of the injury;
- names and contact details of any eye witnesses and the accounts they have written about the slip and fall incident;
- receipts for all out of pocket expenses accrued due to your injury like travel costs to reach medical appointments on time and the cost, if necessary, of modifying your home to take into account for your injury;
• records indicating the value of the loss of wages resulting from the slip and fall accident.
Get Help With Your Claim
Personal injury claims are never easy to win but any help provided by a personal injury attorney will help to reach a favorable settlement.
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Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim for personal injury for a slip and fall against Kroger, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.