Supermarket & Retail Store Accidents

Supermarket & Retail Store Accidents

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Supermarket & Retail Store Accidents

Negligent security often leads to supermarket and retail store accidents. When you go into one of these businesses, you have a certain expectation that you’ll be safe throughout the experience. Some accidents in supermarkets and retail stores only result in minor injuries. For example, a trip without falling, some accidents can result in more significant injuries. Whether you’re a store employee or customer, if you’re injured in a supermarket or retail store accident, you may be entitled to recover some or all of your damages. Contact Morgan & Morgan today to learn more about your personal injury case.

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  • Common Types of Accidents in Supermarkets & Retail Stores

    Slips and falls on wet floors are the most common types of accidents due to negligent security. Here’s a look at some of the common hazards that can cause significant injuries.

    Obstructed Aisles

    Most grocery and retail stores stock their shelves at night or in the early morning hours. If you’re an early bird shopper, you could be hurt by tripping over boxes or heavy dollies left in the aisles. Product displays that are poorly stacked or placed might cause you to bump them with your cart, knocking them over and causing injury.

    Slips and Falls

    Broken tiles or bunched-up floor mats could cause someone to trip and suffer injuries. 

    Customers are often looking for their groceries and not staring down at the floor. It’s easy to miss potential dangers on the ground and suffer a premises liability accident.

    Puddles or slick surfaces are especially risky. Even when employees do their duty to keep areas clean by mopping, the damp floor is a hazard.

    Faulty Equipment and Products

    If products are stacked too high in a display, they could topple onto a customer. Heavy products are a particular problem and should be on lower shelves or the floor. If stored higher up, they could break shelving or fall onto the person trying to lift them.

    Malfunctioning electrical equipment can cause a shock hazard if wires contact a puddle or metal surfaces.

    Automatic doors that don’t work are another issue. If a door isn’t working properly, it could fail to open, causing customers to walk into it. If it closes too soon, it could injure someone caught between the doors. When stores are large, customers may be hurt on escalators, stairs, or elevators.

    Hazards in Parking Lots and on Sidewalks

    Premises liability covers all the property owned by the grocery store, including the sidewalks and parking areas. Owners are liable for debris, potholes, ice, puddles, and other dangerous conditions that could injure their customers.

  • Why Choose Morgan & Morgan as Your Personal Injury Attorney

    Morgan & Morgan is the nation’s largest personal injury law firm, and we have a proven track record of success. We have over ten years of experience and have recovered more than $20 billion in damages for our clients. If negligent security is responsible for your supermarket and retail store accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. Contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation.

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