CHICAGO, IL – Grocery store slip and fall injuries are often caused by a negligent store employee who may fail to clean up spills, overload shelves, or block aisles with boxes. When you head to the grocery store, you shouldn’t leave hurt or injured. These types of accidents are preventable despite the common occurrence of slip and fall injuries.
Grocery Store Falls
Grocery stores have hard surface floors to make it easier for cleaning, which can result in serious injuries like concussions, sprained ankles, fractured and broken bones, back and spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
The most common causes of slip and fall accidents at grocery stores include:
- Spilled liquid or food on the floor
- Wet floors from mopping
- Faulty entrances and exits
- Missing or torn floor mats
- Aisle obstructions from boxes
- Overloaded shelves
- Unmaintained parking lots like cracks and potholes
Who is Liable for an Injury at a Grocery Store?
Grocery stores have a duty of care to their customers under Illinois state premise liability laws which states they have the obligation to provide a safe environment for customers that is free of hazard to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. When a store is negligent and breaches their duty of care, injury victims are entitled to compensation.
If you’ve been injured due to a grocery stores, the slip and fall attorneys at the Dinizulu Law Group can file a premise liability lawsuit on your behalf in court.
Collecting Compensation for Your Injuries
In many cases, slip and fall injures are settled out of court which benefits the grocery store, as it keeps them out of a lengthy court litigation. Slip and fall grocery store settlements vary from case to case and depends on a variety of factors including the severity of your injures, the medical expenses incurred, and the wages you have lost or loss of future earnings. You may be eligible to receive the following compensation:
- Pain and suffering: Mental and emotional distress may come from your accident and you may be compensated for it.
- Medical expenses: Medical expenses may include hospital stays, medication, testing, and other treatment such as physical therapy. Compensation for medical expenses will cover medical attention from the day of your injury; furthermore, it may cover medical attention you need in the future.
- Loss of income: In some cases, injures are so catastrophic that the victim is unable to work at the same pace they were able to before the accident occurred. If this you are deemed eligible for loss of income, compensation is based on your wage history before the injury.
Contact a Chicago, Illinois Premise Liability Attorney
If you’ve been injured due to a grocery stores negligence, contact the premise liability lawyers of the Dinizulu Law Group. We’re here to help you and hold those who caused your injuries liable. Call our firm now for a free and confidential consultation now at (312) 384-1920.