How to know whether you should sue after a grocery store slip and fall

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2023 | Premises Liability

Slip and fall incidents are a major concern in Georgia’s grocery stores. Wet floors, debris or other hazards can cause these incidents. Depending on the circumstances, you can file a lawsuit to protect your rights and receive the compensation you deserve.

Slip and falls can happen outside

Grocery stores can have slippery floors, which might cause people to fall more easily. This can even happen if the newly cleaned floor is already dry. The accident doesn’t need to happen indoors for you to sue regarding your slip and fall injuries.

Property owners are legally obligated to maintain their premises and ensure they are safe for visitors. In case of an accident on their property, such as in a store’s parking lot due to broken pavement, patches of ice or any other hazards that fall under their responsibilities, they can be held liable. This legal principle is premises liability.

Injuries can be minor

Even if the injury after your slip and fall accident is relatively minor, you may be able to receive something for damages. The fall may cause you to have pain over a long period. This is especially true if you already have a physical disability or are elderly.

No purchase is required

If you didn’t buy anything in the grocery store yet suffered an injury from a slip and fall, you still can hold the owner responsible. There doesn’t need to be a contract to do any business at the store for you to file a lawsuit.

Slip and fall accidents can result in severe pain and discomfort, leading to high medical bills, including expenses for physical therapy and surgery. It’s crucial to be aware of your rights regarding personal injury at a grocery store so that you can take appropriate action.