While picking up a few items at the local drugstore, there’s a chance that you could slip and fall due to an unmaintained store. If you are injured due to a slip and fall at a pharmacy such as Rite Aid, you could file a personal injury claim and be awarded compensation that can help you make up for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you slipped and fell inside of a Rite Aid and it resulted in injury, there may be options available to you to help you receive the damages you deserve.
Ride Aid is a large pharmacy retailer with nearly 5,000 stores in 31 states. They have a strong presence on both the East and West coasts.
Rite Aid, as well as other drugstores and pharmacies, is required to keep their stores safe for customers. Stores such as Rite Aid usually have employee policies in place to make sure customers are safe from slip and fall accidents on their premises, including:
- Regularly cleaning the floors
- Routinely checking for spills
- Putting up warning signs for wet floors and other hazardous conditions
Still, slip and fall accidents at Rite Aid can happen and lead to injured customers.
There are many situations in which you could be injured in a slip and fall accident at a Rite Aid, including:
- Tripping over items that have fallen off of a display, such as medicines and wellness products
- Slipping on a leak, dropped liquid, or another customer’s spilled item
- Tripping over misplaced floor mats at the store’s entrance
- Slipping on ice, snow, or rain that was tracked into the entrance of the store
- Falling due to poor visibility in the store because of poor lighting
According to Justia Law, in 2009, a New York woman who happened to be pregnant was walking through the aisles of a Rite Aid when she slipped and fell on laundry detergent that had leaked out of a bottle and onto the floor. Two weeks later, the woman suffered a miscarriage and needed to be hospitalized.
After examining the evidence of the accident, the court ruled that Rite Aid was responsible for the slip and fall accident and had to pay the woman compensation, as they were negligent in maintaining a safe and clean floor that was free of spills.
In the case of the miscarriage, the court ruled that medical evidence proved that the fall was not related to the miscarriage, so no damages were awarded for that aspect of the claim.
If you are planning to file a personal injury claim against Rite Aid, it may be helpful to retain a personal injury lawyer. Rite Aid most likely has an experienced and thorough legal team that specifically handles cases such as these.
Finding a personal injury lawyer will help to ensure that you understand your rights in a slip and fall accident scenario, correctly file a personal injury claim, seek the right amount of damages in your claim, and provide support throughout the entire process.
*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, you may not be entitled to any compensation.