Filing a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Claim after an Accident at Safeway*

If you’ve suffered injuries after slipping and falling at a store, then you may have a personal injury claim against the store itself. You may be able to settle out of court through an insurance claim, or you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Either way, a slip and fall claim can help you cover the costs of:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Other financial and personal damages, including things like pain and suffering
  • Wet or sticky floors that are not effectively marked with cautions signs
  • Food spills that create slippery or uneven walking surfaces
  • Poorly stacked product displays that cause shoppers to trip
  • Defective freezers or refrigerators that cause leaks and therefore create slick conditions

Slip and fall accidents can happen inside or outside a store, and the business may be liable for any accident that occurs anywhere on the store’s premises. In other words, even a slip and fall in the parking lot or on the sidewalk leading up to the store may result personal injury and make you entitled to compensation.

Safeway has cleanliness and safety standards, like all businesses, but hazardous conditions still occur. Any failure on the part of store employees or managers to provide safe shopping conditions makes the individual location liable for damages but may also make the corporation liable.

Lawsuits against businesses are common, and many gas stations face several personal injury claims each year.

Keep in mind that the store at which you suffered injuries is likely backed by a corporate attorney whose job it is to minimize financial liability in claims like yours. This means you will need a skilled attorney of your own to negotiate a fair insurance settlement or to argue your lawsuit in court.

*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Safeway, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.