Supermarket Accidents/Premises Liability Attorneys
Like most people, you probably frequent your local supermarket with some regularity. You likely also expect your shopping experience to be a safe one. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. In fact, supermarket accidents are a common occurrence. When a customer suffers injuries as a result of one of these accidents, the supermarket may be liable under the legal doctrine referred to as “premises liability.” At Bailey Fisher we help victims recover the financial compensation they are entitled to for the physical and emotional injuries caused in a supermarket accident.
If you have spent any significant time shopping at your local supermarket, you have likely come across a hazardous condition even if you did not recognize it as such. Some of the most common supermarket hazards that lead to injuries include:
- Liquid spills – water, cleaning supplies, or liquid products can end up on the floor and cause a shopper to slip and fall.
- Boxes in the aisle – supermarkets often stock shelves while customers are in the store which can cause a tripping hazard.
- Merchandise falling off high shelves – improperly stocked merchandise can fall and injure and unsuspecting customer.
- Broken shelving, flooring, or other maintenance issues – broken metal shelving, cracks in concrete flooring, or a variety of other neglected maintenance issues can be dangerous to shoppers.
When Is a Supermarket Liable for Injuries?
“Torts” is the broad area of the law that addresses injuries to people and property. “Premises liability” is a specific type of tort that deals with injuries that occur while a victim is on someone else’s property. Not all injuries suffered in a supermarket qualify as an actionable premises liability accident though. The victim must show negligence on the part of the supermarket to be entitled to compensation. To do that, the injured party must prove that the defendant breached the “duty of care” owed to the victim.
A shopper in a supermarket is classified as an “invitee” for the purpose of determining liability in a premises liability lawsuit. An “invitee” is defined as someone who is lawfully on the property, by express or implied invite of the owner, to conduct business of some sort. This classification is important because the law imposes the highest duty of care on a property owner when the visitor is an invitee, requiring a property owner to keep the property in a safe condition and either repair or provide notice of any known dangers on the premises. The heightened duty of care even allows for liability for dangerous conditions that a property owner should have known about but of which they were unaware.
Get Help from Experienced Orlando Supermarket Accidents/Premises Liability Injury Attorneys
The experienced premises liability attorneys at Bailey Fisher Law have the skill and dedication needed to help supermarket accident victims recover the compensation to which they are entitled as a result of the injuries they suffered.
If you were injured while shopping and you believe that the supermarket’s negligence caused, or contributed to, your accident, you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit based on the concept of premises liability. We are committed to helping the victims of supermarket accidents to ensure that they are fully and fairly compensated for the physical and emotional injuries they have suffered.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando supermarket accident/premises liability attorneys will evaluate your case for free. For viable personal injury cases, we will follow up with the necessary legal action to hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and recover the financial compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering, and losses.