Injuries can happen, and grocery stores are a common place where they occur. A floor may be wet, something may have spilled in an aisle, an unstable shelf may have broken, or any number of other things may have happened that caused you to be injured in a grocery store… so, if you have broken an arm or leg, suffered a fracture. slipped and fallen or faced any other type of injury in a grocery store- what can you do?
Who is Responsible For Your Personal Injuries?
Whether or not you can get money for being injured in a grocery store depends a lot on what caused your injury and who is responsible. In a grocery store, under the law you are categorized as an “invitee.” This means that the grocery store owner invited you onto his premises so he could do business with you, and that he owes you the highest duty of care under the law.
Grocery store owners are obligated to inspect the premises and make it safe. They must correct any dangers that occur, from a wobbly shelf to uneven floor tiles. If they do not correct for a danger, then they have a duty to warn you about it. For example, they may have to mop the floor and if so, it may be slippery… in such cases, they have a duty to warn you about that danger with a wet floor sign.
If the grocery store owner fails in that duty, then he can be held legally responsible for your injuries and you can get money for being injured in a grocery store. This is true even if you are partially at fault for your injury in many cases, although the verdict you are awarded may be reduced based on the percentage of the fault that belongs to you.
How to Get Money For Being Injured in a Grocery Store Los Angeles
If you have been injured in a grocery store, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can file a lawsuit for you under premises liability law. An attorney can help you gather the evidence about what caused your fall and about the extent of your injuries. The lawyer can help you determine what damages- from medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering- are appropriate, and guide you through the entire process to maximize your chances of being able to get money for your injuries. Lawyers have the experience necessary to get higher settlements and judgments from insurance companies and take away the headache of dealing with insurance companies.
If you have been injured in a grocery store, please do not hesitate to contact our office to speak directly to a lawyer that can analyze your case for free. 1-877-702-7274 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.