Supermarkets are a popular destination for individuals of all ages, whether for groceries or other home supplies. Unfortunately, personal injury incidents can happen at a grocery store and result in severe injuries that may negatively impact a person's quality of life. In this blog article, we'll talk about the many kinds of personal injury incidents that might happen at a supermarket.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Accidents involving a slip and fall are among supermarkets' most frequent causes of bodily injury. This sort of accident happens when a person slips or trips on a wet or slick floor, uneven surfaces, or trash on the floor. Bad weather, such as rain or snow, can cause an increase in the chances of a customer being injured by a slip and fall. Fallen products such as produce in aisles may also pose as a slipping hazard for customers. Supermarkets are required by law to keep their premises safe for patrons, which includes doing routine floor checks and cleanings. If they fail to meet their duty of a safe premises for their consumers they can be found at fault for the accident
Another form of personal injury incident that could take place in a supermarket is when goods fall off shelves and strike a shopper. Products loom over customers as they stroll along the aisles, and any piece of merchandise may fall at any time. This could take place if the grocery store's shelves are overstocked, the merchandise is arranged incorrectly, or a shopper unintentionally hits into a shelf. In other instances, entire shelving units and signs hung over aisles have fallen on top of unsuspecting consumers.
Shopping Cart Accidents
Accidents involving shopping carts can also occur at a supermarket, especially if the carts are not properly maintained. A consumer may lose control, fall, or crash into other shoppers or store equipment if their cart is faulty or needs maintenance. Overloaded shopping carts are particularly harmful to customers since they might flip over and fall on them, causing injury. However, accidents involving shopping carts do not solely happen inside of stores. In the parking lot, unattended or improperly placed shopping carts run the risk of colliding with consumers.
Supermarkets sell a wide variety of foods, including fresh produce, meat, and dairy products. If the supermarket fails to maintain proper food safety standards, it can result in customers becoming ill from consuming contaminated or spoiled food. The effects of food poisoning can vary in severity with symptoms including dehydration, nausea, vomiting, secondary infections due to a weakened immune system, organ damage, and other gastrointestinal issues. In certain instances where the victim is immunocompromised such as a young child, the elderly, or pregnant people food poisoning can be fatal.
Contact our experienced injury lawyers
Customers may sustain significant injuries in personal injury accidents that could occur at a supermarket. Getting medical help and letting the store management know if you are hurt while shopping at a supermarket is crucial. Keep in mind that supermarkets are legally required to keep their patrons safe, and if they don't, they risk being held liable for any accidents that result in injuries.
To find out your legal possibilities for receiving compensation, contact the Licatesi Law Group today at (516) 227-2662.