No one expects to get injured while shopping at a grocery store. However, countless individuals are hurt every year in grocery store accidents, many due to spilled liquids creating slippery surfaces. Supermarkets are like any other establishment and should observe the duty of care to its customers to ensure their safety. This duty is owed to them the moment they enter the premises. If a shopper slips on the floor, trips over an obstacle, gets hit by a falling item, or is injured in a supermarket, he or she may be entitled to a grocery store accident compensation claim depending on the circumstances.
Types of Grocery Store Accidents
One of the most common types of accidents in supermarkets and grocery stores are slip and falls on wet floors. If a patron or employee spills something on the floor and it is not mopped up, accidents are likely to occur. These types of incidents are probably the most common amongst all supermarket and grocery store accidents. Usually the fall occurs when there are no warning signs.
Another type of common accident is falling objects. A person may be reaching for an item and other items/objects may fall down on his or her head. In some cases the whole shelf may fall on the person’s head. This can cause catastrophic or near death injuries.
Lastly, some grocery store accidents occur outside the store in the parking lot. A person may be struck by a cart or another person. There are cases in which a person is assaulted in a parking lot or a pedestrian is struck by a car. The cause may be accidental, however no matter the circumstance if you have been injured on the premises of a grocery store or supermarket due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. The Los Angeles grocery store accident attorneys at Grey Law can help you with your case. Contact our office today for a free legal case evaluation.
Property owners are required to protect visitors and guests from injuries while on their property. Whether this is in the form of upkeep of the premises, providing sufficient security, safety and lighting, or even from animals or other people on their property.
Premises liability is the liability for a landowner for certain torts that occur on the real property. Premises liability law is the body of law which makes the person who is in possession of land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are present on the premises.
For premises liability to apply:
- The defendant must possess the land or “premises.”
- The plaintiff must be an invitee or, in certain cases, a licensee. Traditionally, trespassers were not protected under premises liability law. In 1958, the California Supreme Court entitled Rowland v. Christian, which abolished the significance of legal distinctions such as invitee, licensee, or trespasser in determining whether one could hold the possessor of a premises liable for harm.
- There must be negligence or some other wrongful act.
- In California, premises liability law requires that property owners must ensure the safety of children, regardless of whether they are supposed to be there or not.
The first step in any premises liability case is to determine responsibility. If you have been injured due to any of the above conditions, the Los Angeles premises liability attorneys at Grey Law can assess your case and help you determine whether the grocery store’s negligence caused your accident and injury. Our attorneys specialize in cases involving grocery store accidents and can help you understand your legal rights. We will help you get the proper compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 323-857-9500 for a free legal case evaluation.