If you have been injured due to a slip and fall at a WinCo, or any other supermarket, there are some steps you need to take after the injury. If your injury is so severe serious your first priority is accessing the right medical attention as soon as possible. You should make sure you inform the supermarket manager and include the date, time and exact location where the slip and fall occurred.
If you have been asked to pay for your medical treatment you should keep copies of any invoices in a safe place so that you can include them in your personal injury claim. Collecting useful supporting evidence such as witnesses’ statements is important as well. If you were injured in a supermarket like a WinCo, or any other supermarket, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.
Injuries From a Slip and Fall in a Supermarket
The kinds of injuries that are likely to take place following a slip and fall in a WinCo, or any other similar supermarket, could include any of the following:
- a broken pelvis or hip;
- a neck or shoulder injury;
- an injury to the spinal cord;
- a traumatic brain injury (tbi);
- fractures to arms and legs;
- torn tendons, muscles and ligaments.
What to Do if Injured in a Supermarket
As soon as the slip and fall accident has taken place and you discover you were injured the first action you should take is getting the best medical attention for your injury. You should file a report of the injury with the supermarket’s manager. After that has been completed you should begin to gather the evidence which proves what caused your slip and fall injury as this is required when you file a personal injury claim against the store.
Evidence to Prove Your Injury Was from a Supermarket Slip and Fall
The evidence that is needed should help to prove that WinCo, or any other supermarket, was at fault for your slip and fall injury. Any evidence you may collect will help to strengthen your case against the negligent party and maximize the compensation you may be entitled to receive. This is the evidence you should include:
- surveillance camera footage of the slip and fall;
- records which reveal the loss of wages since the slip and fall occurred;
- receipts for out of pocket expenses spent due to your slip and fall injury such as the cost of traveling to appointments and the cost of having suitable modifications made to your home to suit your injuries;
- photos taken of the slip and fall injury;
- photos taken at the site where the slip and fall injury occurred and its nearby surroundings;
- medical records related to your injury including doctor’s appointment dates x-rays and any results of other diagnostic tests used to confirm your injury;
- eye witnesses’ written statements including their names and contact details;
- a written statement compiled by you, the injured party.
Get Help with Your Claim
Before going through the process of filing your personal injury claim you should ask for advice from a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and work on your behalf to get the full value of your personal injury claim. Fill out a Free Case Evaluation on this page today!
*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 WinCo, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.