Hire an Attorney after a Slip and Fall Accident
Most trips to the grocery store are uneventful. In fact, going to a grocery store like Albertsons may be a part of your daily or weekly routine. But even a routine trip can take a catastrophic turn if you’re involved in a slip and fall accident because the store didn’t take the necessary steps to keep you safe.
Slip and fall accidents are common in grocery stores and often result in painful injuries like:
- Broken bones
- Back sprains
- Long-term joint discomfort
On top of physical injuries, you may be feeling financially strained due to the high costs of your medical treatment and missed pay.
To help you recover both financially and physically, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against Albertsons, or any grocery store seeking compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.
Safety Concerns at Grocery Stores
Since Albertsons, like all grocery stores operate many different departments within the same store, there could be potential for several safety concerns at each of their locations. Some common in-store conditions that may cause slip and fall accidents include:
- Broken refrigeration and freezer units that leak water onto the floors
- Partially blocked paths when handcarts and pallets are left behind after employees restock shelves
- Large displays and advertisements that are difficult to navigate around
- Slick floors when products like soaps, detergents, and cleaners leak into aisles
- Wet walkways near produce and floral departments from sprinkler systems
These conditions are common in grocery stores and can contribute to slip and fall accidents if not identified and corrected by store staff.
Real Life Example
In a New Mexico personal injury case, a woman was five and a half months pregnant when she slipped and fell in her local Albertsons. At trial, it was determined that the plaintiff's accident was caused by a puddle of liquid that was left standing in the aisle for some time.
Don’t Try to Fight for Your Rights Alone
As an accident victim, you have certain rights available to you under your state’s personal injury laws. In most cases, this means you will have to prove Albertsons’, or any grocery store's negligence caused your accident and resulting injuries in order to collect compensation.
With proper representation, you could build an effective case that might hold Albertsons, or any established business accountable for your accident and could allow you to collect the compensation you rightfully deserve.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Albertsons or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.
Case taken from: casetext.com/case/gutierrez-v-albertsons-inc