When you slip and fall in a grocery store, it can cause more than just bruises.
Slip-and-fall accidents can result in injuries to your back or neck, broken bones, or even brain injuries.
This is especially true in a grocery store because there are various potential hazards involved.
At Wiley Lavender Maknoor, PC, we understand how painful these injuries can be. We realize that it can be a harrowing undertaking to try to file a lawsuit after you were hurt.
Consider reaching out to our New Jersey attorneys for assistance today.
Typical Causes of Slip-and-Fall Accidents
There are several reasons you might have suffered a slip-and-fall. These include:
- Poor lighting
- Boxes or goods falling off of a shelf
- Leakage from refrigerated or freezer cases
Those who suffer injury as a result of such conditions can pursue grocery store slip-and-fall settlements.
This is because grocery stores owe a duty of care to their customers and can be liable for these conditions.
Steps to Take After You Are Injured
You might be wondering what to do if you slip and fall in a store. If you have fallen and gotten injured, your first priority should be to call 911 if the injury is serious.
If it is not a critical injury, you should still make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible.
After you are hurt, you should reach out to a store manager so that you can file an incident report. Do not let them try to resolve the incident immediately.
In addition, remember that your words can be used against you, so try not to discuss anything beyond the most basic details of what happened.
The following step to take is to write down everything about the accident, including the date and time of the occurrence. If you are able to take photographs, that is also helpful.
Next, if your injury is not critical, you ought to talk with witnesses at the store.
Ask them to write down what they recall about the accident, and ask for their names and contact information.
Then, limit your communication about the incident, including on social media. Again, wait until you have gotten in touch with a lawyer before going into detail with anyone.
Finally, you ought to contact a lawyer who can help you communicate with insurance companies and advocate for you.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Our attorneys at Wiley Lavender Maknoor, PC handle grocery store slip-and-fall cases and can assist with grocery store slip-and-fall settlements.
Although we will try to settle your case if that makes sense for your situation, we are ready to fight for you and take your case to court if necessary.
Additionally, we have expertise in other areas such as construction accidents and motor vehicle accidents.