Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents in Philadelphia Grocery Stores Need to Call Our Experienced Slip and Fall Lawyers in Pennsylvania
Falls are the third-most common cause of unintentional injuries in the United States. In fact, approximately one million slip and falls occur every year in this country, with approximately 20% of all falls resulting in serious injuries such as head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or broken bones. Our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Philadelphia know that falls can occur anywhere. However, grocery stores are one of the most common locations for a victim to be injured in a fall. Indeed, slip and fall accidents in Philadelphia grocery stores can cause serious, disabling, and life-changing injuries. Some of the most catastrophic falls can also cause fatal personal injuries, particularly to the head or neck.
As a result, victims and their families who suffer fall injuries should contact The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman. Our compassionate and skilled team of legal professionals can help victims and their families understand more about their rights to compensation and how we can protect them. We offer free consultations with no obligation to sign up, no upfront costs, and no litigation expenses or legal bills until we recover compensation for you. If you or a loved one were injured in a grocery store in Philadelphia, Norristown, Media, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, give us a call to schedule your free case evaluation.
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents in Philadelphia Grocery Stores
Although there are many ways that a slip and fall accident could occur in a grocery store, some of there are several common causes that continue to recur. This is particularly true in produce sections, near entrances or exits, and refrigeration areas. Indeed, falls may occur at any type of grocery store, including whether you shop at Walmart, Klein’s Supermarket, ACME Markets, Cousin’s Supermarket, Bells Market, Trader Joe’s, GIANT, or anywhere else, all grocery stores could be negligent.
Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents in Philadelphia grocery stores include the following:
- Spilled products like broken jars
- Lettuce, grapes, or other produce on the floor in the produce section
- Tracked in rain, snow, ice, or other precipitation that leaves water near entrances or exits
- Leaky refrigeration units
- Dripping AC lines
- Debris, dirt, dust, or other garbage on the ground
- Pallets or stocking carts left out in inappropriate areas
- Uneven flooring
- Excessive use of floor wax or cleaning solutions on the ground
- Delays in wiping up a spill, and
- Many other cases of slip, trip, and fall accidents in a grocery store that our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Philadelphia can handle for you.
Proving a Slip and Fall in Pennsylvania
Generally, landowners, tenants, possessors, and other individuals or entities in control of a premises must keep that premises reasonably safe under the circumstances. This is known as a duty of care that is owed to others. A breach of that duty which causes damages could result in liability against a defendant. In order to prove liability under these circumstances, a victim must also establish notice in a slip and fall or a trip and fall case.
There are several ways to prove notice, including the following:
- Actual notice – the defendant knew of the defect or hazard (i.e., the defendant saw the defect or was told about it)
- Construction notice – the defendant should have known or discovered the defect because it had existed on the premises for a long enough period of time for an inspection to discover it
- Created the defect – a defendant is deemed to have notice where the defendant created the defect (i.e., built the stairs improperly), or
- Recurring notice – the defect continues on a certain condition (i.e., the roof leaks when it rains and causes a puddle on the floor).
The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman Can Help Victims of Slip and Fall Accidents in Philadelphia Grocery Stores
If you or a family member were seriously hurt in a grocery store in Philadelphia, Norristown, Media, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, call The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman for help. There is no charge for the call, and we only get paid a percentage of what we recover for you – and only after we recover it. That means there is no upfront cost or financial risk to working with our experienced slip and fall lawyers in Philadelphia. To learn more about what compensation you may be entitled to after a slip and fall, contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.