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People visit supermarkets, grocery stores, and other shopping facilities at least once a week, if not more frequently. When visiting these places, you expect to finish your activities without any incident. While that is the case, in most cases, you can end up suffering debilitating injuries in a slip-and-fall accident. You might be forced to spend money on medical expenses you had not planned. Attorney Allen from Allen Law is here to help you seek compensation in such circumstances. We will help you understand the law and initiate a legal process that will see you get compensated.

Common Causes of Accidents in Supermarkets

There are many causes of accidents in supermarkets and other shopping facilities. Knowing some of these causes will help you know what to do in case you are involved in a similar situation. Here are some common causes of accidents in supermarkets:

Wet Floors

Supermarkets tend to have slippery floors that, when wet, can cause you to slip and fall easily. In fact, wet slippery floors are the most common cause of accidents in supermarkets and similar shopping facilities. It is the responsibility of the supermarkets to warn customers of slippery floors. They can do so by placing a warning sign next to wet spots or those slippery surfaces.

You are eligible for compensation if there are no such signs and you sustain injuries in a slip and fall accident. The supermarket will be liable for all damages, and we will help you prove that. You could sustain injuries like a sprained or broken ankle, head injuries, broken bones, or even concussions. In cases of wet slippery floors causing accidents, you are eligible for financial compensation for all the damages you have suffered.

Spills of Dry Goods

Supermarkets and grocery stores are places you shop for dry goods or drinks. If these items are not stored properly, they can spill and cause accidents. For example, you can step on spilt beans in a grocery store and hit the floor. Such accidents are often severe and could result in serious injuries. It is the responsibility of the grocery store operator to remove all spills that put the safety of customers at risk. Therefore, the store operator is liable for damages if you sustain injuries in accidents caused by such circumstances. Attorney Allen will help you prove liability and get compensated for all damages.

Worn-out Flooring

When there are cracks in the floor, you risk sustaining injuries in the supermarket. Similarly, frayed or worn-out carpets create a tripping hazard that increases the risk of slip and fall accidents. Such accidents can be severe as they could cause injuries like broken bones, loose teeth, and sprained ankles. Store operators are held liable for such injuries.

What To After the Accident

Contact a nearby employee if you have sustained an accident in a supermarket or grocery store. Let them know you have been injured so they take necessary precautionary measures. If the injuries are severe, call an ambulance right away. Don’t way for any longer, as the injuries might get worse.

After seeking medical attention, the next thing you should do is seek legal advice. An attorney will help you understand your legal options and guide you on the steps you should take. Besides, an attorney will negotiate on your behalf and represent your interests at the negotiating table.

Call Allen Law Today

At Allen Law, we have an expert personal injury attorney that will help you get compensated. He has helped many slip-and-fall accident victims get justice through financial settlement. Call (843) 882-5005 today to schedule your appointment with us.

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