If you have been involved in a slip and fall injury in a supermarket, the first step to take is to determine what the cause of the fall was and if neglect contributed to the injury. Since business or property owners are responsible for the condition of their buildings, they can be held liable for particular accidents. In most cases, you’ll have to prove that the store owner was negligent and your injury happened because of said negligence. If you find yourself sustaining a slip and fall injury, you should reach out to Harrington & Harrington P.C. for legal services.
The following are safety concerns that the store owner should be aware of:
- Wet floors from spilled liquids or leaking pipes
- Failing to put up warning signs near wet surfaces
- Slippery floors from absence of mats
Any of these concerns can either be prevented or fixed by the store owner or manager to avoid slip and fall injuries and accidents.
During a slip and fall case, the court will determine how long the safety concern existed, when the store owner was made aware of the concern and the amount of time it took to fix the problem. If there was not a sufficient amount of time to fix the concern, the court will question whether there was enough time to post any warnings.
Slip and fall injuries can have serious and expensive consequences for those involved. The following are examples of injuries that can occur from a slip and fall accident:
- Bone fractures
- Painful brain injuries
If you find that you are involved in a slip and fall accident, photograph the unsafe condition, report the accident to management and, if necessary, seek medical help. For more information on pursuing legal services for a slip and fall injury, contact Harrington & Harrington at 617-227-1795.