The average person goes shopping at the grocery store about six times per month. With 72 trips to the store every year, it should be no surprise that grocery store injuries are a relatively common occurrence.
Whether you shop for your family’s food at Publix, Walmart, or a local supermarket, you should know that if you get hurt in a grocery store that you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Here are 10 common grocery store injuries and accidents that could mean you need to file a lawsuit.
Common Grocery Store Accidents
Many of the grocery store accidents can be classified as slip and fall accidents. For example, if an employee mops a section of the floor but fails to put up proper signage and someone falls, that person could be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Here are some of the most common accidents that occur:
- Slip and fall accidents due to debris
- Slip and fall accidents due to spilled liquid or wet floors
- Improperly placed floor mats
- Falling items
- Uneven or damaged pavement on sidewalks or in the parking lot
While there are many more kinds of accidents that may occur at a grocery store, these appear to be the most common. If you were hurt because of your supermarket’s negligence, speak to an attorney now.
In the meantime, it’s also important to know what types of injuries are common for grocery store customers. Here are the injuries we see and hear about the most.
Common Grocery Store Injuries
- Broken bones, such as fractures in the bones of the arms, legs, and hips.
- Cuts and bruises from sharp edges and hard surfaces.
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions.
- Spinal column and spinal cord injuries.
- Dental and facial injuries.
Many of the personal injury cases we take on are the result of a slip and fall in a grocery store. Some of the most vulnerable people in our society—particularly the elderly and those with limited mobility—are especially susceptible to grocery story injuries when a supermarket employee is negligent.
You may not feel that your slip and fall accident was serious enough to warrant a lawsuit, but you should continue to pay attention to your injuries in the days and weeks following the incident. Some grocery store injuries take a little time to notice. For this reason, it is also important that you seek a medical evaluation after you fall on private property.
Talk to a Slip and Fall Attorney about Your Case Today
If you are in a slip and fall accident at a grocery store, it is absolutely critical that you speak to an attorney about your experience. With knowledgeable guidance, you have a better chance of getting the compensation you are owed.
Contact the personal injury attorneys at RRBH Law today to schedule a consultation. We will help you take the first steps toward justice for your case.