Slip and Falls While Shopping
We visit retail establishments on a regular basis, and we do not expect that our shopping trip or errands will end up with a visit to the emergency room. However, millions of people slip and fall down each year across the country, and slip and falls can result in surprisingly serious injuries.
Many stores have a high risk of slip and falls, including:
- Grocery stores
- Big box stores, such as Walmart
- Clothing shops
- Department stores
- Hardware stores
- Wholesale stores
- Shopping malls
All of these establishments have a duty to make sure the premises are reasonably safe for customers. After all, they are inviting customers inside to shop, and those customers should not have to worry about the risk of injuries.
Unfortunately, many store owners and managers fail to abide by this duty, and they allow hazards to exist that lead to slip and fall accidents involving customers. Some common hazards include:
- Wet floors
- Debris or spilled liquid on the floor
- Items left in walkways
- Slippery flooring materials
Sometimes, staff members do not inspect the premises looking for possible hazards. Other times, they might know a hazard exists and fail to address it. Whether the store knew or should have known about the hazard, the company should be liable if a slip and fall results in injuries.
If a store cannot address a hazard right away, staff are expected to properly warn customers of the risk of a fall. Liability can result if the store fails to give proper warnings and a customer slips and falls while shopping.
Learn How a Slip and Fall Lawyer in Boca Raton Can Help
An everyday shopping trip should not lead to serious injuries. At Rubino Findley, PLLC, we stand up for the rights of injury victims, so please contact us online or call 561.220.4213, so a slip and fall attorney from Boca Raton can evaluate your situation.