Tampa Grocery Store Premises Liability Lawyer
Your weekly trip to the grocery store may be a chore. But it is generally not considered a high-risk or dangerous activity. That is, unless you suddenly slip and fall on a wet floor or are otherwise injured due to a hazardous condition on the property.
The truth is that grocery store accidents are more common than you might think. And many of these incidents could have been prevented had the store’s management taken their responsibility for customer safety more seriously. A qualified Tampa grocery store premises liability lawyer can review your accident and advise you of your rights when it comes to seeking compensation from the store’s management.
Florin Gray is a team of dedicated Florida personal injury lawyers. We represent grocery store slip and fall accident victims who are facing thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses after their “routine” trip to the store landed them in the hospital. We can help make sure that the grocery store’s ownership compensates you fairly for their negligence and mismanagement.
What Should You Do Following a Slip and Fall at the Market?
The most common type of grocery store accident that we deal with involves a customer who slipped on a puddle of liquid on the floor and fell to the ground. These puddles can come from a number of sources. It may have rained that day and other customers tracked in water. There may be a broken or exposed item on the shelf that spilled its contents onto the floor. Or there may even be a leak in the roof or plumbing system.
Florida grocery store owners know they have a legal duty to keep their aisles and other public areas of the premises in “reasonably safe” condition for customers who are invited to shop there. This duty goes beyond simply mopping up puddles when notified. Store managers need to have–and follow–a policy of regularly inspecting aisles for any potential hazards before an accident occurs.
At the same time, when an accident does occur, store managers are often quick to try and “circle the wagons” to avoid potential legal exposure. That is why you need to think and act quickly in the event of an accident. You should notify the store right away if you have been in an accident. You should also take pictures at the scene if possible. And of course, you should always seek immediate medical treatment, even if you were able to get up and walk away from the site of your fall.
Don’t Delay, Contact Florin Gray
If you do incur medical bills and other expenses in connection with an accident at a grocery store, do not assume that the store’s owner–or their insurance company–will be eager to compensate you without a fight. You should speak with a skilled Tampa grocery store premises liability lawyer who can conduct a full investigation into your accident and advise you of your legal rights accordingly. Contact Florin Gray today to schedule a free consultation.