When you go shopping, you expect the floor to be clean, safe, and free from debris. Of course, if there is a spill, it should be mopped up and designated as such with a wet floor sign.
If you slip on a wet floor at a store that hadn’t been mopped up or didn’t have a warning sign, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages. In this case, your slip and fall would fall under premises liability and the store is responsible for the damages that you suffered.
What To Do If You Slipped And Fell
If you slipped and fell, you need to report the incident to the store management because an accident report must be completed. Be sure to state the facts and be very detailed about what happened, explaining where you were, what you were doing, how you fell, and the extent of your injuries.
Be sure to seek medical assistance for any injuries right away. If you don’t get treatment for your injuries right away, you may not be able to prove that you were injured in the fall at a store.
You will need to gather supporting documentation that shows your damages and that proves you slipped and fell and that caused your injuries. If possible, get photos of the accident scene. Be sure to get pictures of any visible injuries as well.
You’ll need to keep copies of medical bills, prescription receipts, medical records, proof that you missed work resulting in lost wages, and anything else that shows your losses. Be sure to ask any witnesses for their names and contact information because corroborating statements can help your claim. Also, look to see if you see a surveillance camera because the entire accident could have been caught on video.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you slipped and fell because of the store’s negligence, you can recover compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim against the retailer. Meijer is a large commercial entity, so like all of its competitors, it likely has extensive legal representation.
Make sure your rights are protected and enlist the help of an accident injury attorney. Personal injury lawyers handle slip and fall claims and premises liability cases on a contingency basis, which means that they will not require you pay for their services until you receive compensation for your losses through a judgment or a settlement.
When filing a personal injury claim, you'll need to follow a statute of limitations. If not and you wait too long you will not get compensated. Schedule your Free Case Evaluation today, so you can make sure you get your personal injury claim underway after slipping on a wet floor.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Meijer or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.