Visiting a supermarket in South Florida is a necessity and an activity that is usually handled without incident. Large grocery stores, such as Publix, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods, have rows and rows of aisles, as well as back rooms where restrooms are sometimes located, parking lots, and other areas that may be dangerous if they are not well-kept. When an employee or a company fails to take proper measures to ensure the safety of customers, serious slip-and-fall accidents may occur. The Miami supermarket accident lawyers at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon help injured people recover compensation from the parties liable for their harm.
Injuries sustained in a supermarket accident are often more than just superficial bumps and bruises, and they may include broken bones, head trauma, and other injuries requiring lengthy recovery efforts. As a result, victims often need financial assistance to deal with the associated expenses. We are dedicated to making sure that victims' legal rights are aggressively represented throughout the course of any necessary legal action. We offer experienced legal guidance for clients across South Florida, including in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, in premises liability claims arising out of a supermarket accident. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a negligent property owner, contact our office today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and find out more about our legal services.Common Causes of Supermarket Accidents
Supermarkets can become unsafe spaces for patrons when owners do not maintain the premises properly, or employees are not adequately trained and supervised. A supermarket accident attorney can help Miami customers take action based on situations such as:
- Falling merchandise caused by improper storage.
- Failures to clean up spilled food, broken items, or other items that create hazards.
- Lack of warnings, such as placing "wet floor" signs after mopping.
- Building code violations.
- Uneven surfaces, including cracks in sidewalks as well as uneven pavement in a parking lot.
- Broken steps or railings in a stairwell.
Many of these situations are preventable if a supermarket, its managers, and its employees take appropriate measures. When they fail to do so, and an injury results, victims can pursue legal action against those responsible.Liability for Injuries Sustained in a Supermarket
Business owners and occupiers have a duty to take action to prevent unreasonable risks of harm for people who visit their stores. Supermarkets are required to engage in regular inspections to identify any dangerous conditions on their property, as well as take measures to fix any hazards found or warn of their existence while preparing to remedy the situation. This duty not only pertains to areas inside a store but also to outside areas owned and operated by the company, such as sidewalks and parking lots. Supermarkets are also required to engage in appropriate hiring, training, and monitoring of their employees to prevent injuries to others. If an employee acts negligently, that individual, as well as the company that employs him or her, can be held accountable by a Miami supermarket accident attorney. In premises liability claims, it must be shown that the supermarket employee, supervisor, or other party knew about the dangerous condition that caused the injury, or should have known about the hazard if reasonable care was exercised. Once liability is established, victims injured in a supermarket accident may be compensated for past and future medical costs, lost income, and diminished earning capacity if an injury has affected the victim's ability to work.Seek Guidance for a Premises Liability Case in South Florida
Premises liability cases require extensive research and investigation into a business' practices and procedures in order to determine what led to a victim's injuries and present evidence of a party's negligence. Consulting an experienced slip and fall attorney at our Law Offices of Robert Dixon is an important first step in making sure that your legal rights are protected. If you have suffered an injury as a customer at a supermarket, call (877) 499-4878 or contact us online today to set up a free consultation to learn more about your legal options from a supermarket accident lawyer in Miami. We also represent people in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and other South Florida cities.