Grocery stores can prove perilous if their floors are not properly cleaned or the premises properly maintained. Victims in New Jersey and other states can suffer serious injury, leading to premises liability suits, simply because they slip and fall on a wet floor in a store. One Midwestern man is seeking financial compensation from Save-A-Lot Food Stores, a popular nationwide retailer, because of just such a wet floor.
The man says he suffered serious injury when he slipped in front of a leaky freezer during a September 2015 trip to the store. He is arguing that the property owner failed to maintain a safe premises, and he is seeking compensation for a variety of civil claims. The customer alleges that the store had the responsibility to clean and dry the floor – or at least warn customers that the floor was wet.
The victim in this case says he suffered such severe injuries that he had to seek professional medical attention. He also experienced significant pain and lost wages because he was unable to work while recovering from the incident. The man is seeking more than $50,000 in compensation from the Save-A-Lot store.
Victims who suffer even minor slips, trips, and falls at a retail store may be entitled to financial compensation in connection with their injuries. You may think that you suffered only a minor injury, but small falls can lead to lasting problems for victims of negligent property owners. These victims may be able to seek compensation in civil court for compensation of their claims, which can include damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and a variety of other complaints.
Source: Madison-St Clair Record, “Man claims Save-A-Lot failed to clean up water in aisle, resulting in fall, injuries,” Noddy A. Fernandez, April 18, 2017