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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim if I Fell at the Grocery Store

Do I have a personal injury claim if I fell at the grocery store? This is a question you may be asking if you fell at the grocery store and were injured.

If you fell and were injured while buying groceries at the grocery store, this is what is known as a “slip and fall” claim. It is a claim that results from you tripping or slipping and falling.

This type of claim is referred to as a “tort”. Tort law deals with situations and circumstances in which a person or company’s behavior or actions has unfairly resulted in someone suffering loss or harm.

Things to consider


As a result, you do have the right to file a personal injury claim against the grocery store for any injuries you suffered when you fell. However, there are some important things to consider before actually filing a personal injury claim.

For instance, “What are your chances of winning the claim? Is it going to be worth it to file a claim? What monetary compensation will you receive?”

Reason for fall


The most important issue in whether or not to file a personal injury claim against the grocery store is, “Why did you fall? What caused your fall?”

Were you careless? Were you not watching where you were going? Were you not paying attention? Were you distracted by talking or visiting with a friend or someone you knew?

If this is the case, you do not have a personal injury claim against the grocery store.

However, did you fall because the grocery store had created or was maintaining a dangerous situation? If so, you probably do have a personal injury claim.

Posted sign


Another important issue to consider is, “Did the grocery store have a sign posted that warned you to ‘watch your step’ or that there was the danger of falling?”

Even if a sign was posted, it does not necessarily mean that you do not have a personal injury claim for your injuries from the fall. This depends on where the grocery store had the sign located and how adequate it was, given the condition of the floor.

There is one other important issue to consider before filing a personal injury claim against the grocery store. How badly were you injured when you fell?

Did you suffer minor cuts and bruises? If so, you probably do not have a claim against the grocery store.

Serious injuries


On the other hand, if you hit your head when you fell and got a concussion, or you suffered fractures or broken bones, you probably do have a personal injury claim against the grocery store. If you have substantial medical expenses and/or lost considerable time and wages because you were not able to work, you probably have a claim.

You can try to file a personal injury claim against the grocery store, yourself. However, this will mean you have to go up against experienced attorneys who will represent the grocery store.

The wise thing to do is to let a personal injury attorney evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you. A personal injury attorney will tell you whether it is worth your while to file a personal injury claim against the grocery store for your fall.

Article written by James Shugart

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