When you shop at a grocery store such as Kroger, you have a few expectations of the shopping experience before you step foot in the store. Firstly, you expect to shop in a clean store, from immaculate bathrooms to finely polished floors. Second, you expect the store to be fully stocked with your favorite food and beverage products. Third, you expect to leave the store in the same good health that you had when you entered the store. The third expectation is a given because, under the duty of care doctrine, grocery stores like Kroger are responsible for ensuring your safety during the entire shopping experience.
However, the third expectation can be significantly disrupted because of a slip and fall incident. Despite careful planning, slip and accidents happen at grocery stores operating throughout the United States. A carton of milk falls from a grocery cart and lands hard on the floor in aisle three, spilling all of its contents within a few seconds. In aisle eight, a customer inadvertently drops a six-pack of beer that explodes upon landing on the floor. At the back of the store, condensation from the air conditioning system has found its way to the ground.
All of this can happen at the same time.
According to a study released by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall incidents send more than one million people to emergency rooms each year in the United States. Injuries resulting from a slip and fall can be as mild as a few minor bruises to as severe as life-threatening brain trauma. If you slipped and fell at Kroger, you should contact a Kroger slip and fall lawyer to determine whether you have a strong enough case to file a civil lawsuit seeking monetary damages.
As one of the most common types of personal injury cases, a slip and fall can irrevocably change your life. At Morgan and Morgan, our team of personal injury attorneys helps clients recover from the financial losses caused by a Kroger slip and fall accident. Since 1988, Morgan and Morgan has recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages for our clients, with some of the money recovered coming from favorable settlements and civil lawsuit awards. The Kroger slip and fall lawyer assigned to your case conducts an extensive investigation to determine whether Kroger should assume legal liability for causing you harm.
Schedule a free case evaluation with a Kroger slip and fall lawyer from Morgan and Morgan to determine how to proceed with your case.