What to Do If You've Been Injured at a Publix Grocery Store

What to Do If You've Been Injured at a Publix Grocery Store

While Publix is ordinarily a thorough and safe supermarket, no store or worker is perfect, and personal injuries occur. In case that you were injured on the property of Publix, you may have a claim for compensation for your personal injuries, pain and suffering, and lost incomes.

Publix has a duty to its customers to keep its grounds safe. If Publix knew or should have known of a dangerous condition and did not take the proper actions to fix the issue or alert you of the risk, you may well have a case.

The majority of the claims against Publix are from slip and falls. And, frequently, it is water on the ground that causes the fall. Slipping on the hard concrete floorings at Publix almost always causes a harmful injury. A lot of our clients have broken a wrist, injured a knee or back, or even had a hamstring injury when their legs go out from underneath them.

Procedures to Take Following an Incident in a Publix Grocery Store

Causes of water on the ground can come from pretty much anywhere. If you have been in a slip and fall at Publix, you must do your very best to identify where the water originated from. Was a cooler leaking onto the ground? Did someone drop ice and it melted? Was the entryway or exit wet from the rainfall that was tracked into the business from consumers or from shopping carts? Whatever you can discover the source will help your lawyers determine the suitable level of fault against Publix.

I detailed in the above about water build up from rainfall at the entrance or exits. I have also seen some customers leave behind soaked umbrellas that drip water onto the floor in this same area. There are carpeted floor coverings at the entrance to every grocery store for the intention of doing away with water. But, the mats are not ideal and the water still gets tracked into the cement floor. The floor coverings do little for actually drying out the water off of shoes. It is this area of the establishment where we see many of the slip and falls. If Publix has not taken actions to wipe or mop down the area or post caution notices, then you will very likely have a claim. I fairly recently had a case where the security guard was standing in the entryway only feet away from a wet floor. He took no actions to caution anyone that water was building up from rainfall being tracked inside. As my client went into the store, he/she slipped and fell right before the guard. Of course, Publix accepted accountability for its problem to act and keep the area completely dry.

Following a slip and fall, it is very important to tell the manager about the occurrence even when you are not in serious pain. Do not be embarrassed to simply submit the report. Most individuals do not realize the severity of the injury until later on in the day or the next morning. It is also essential to recognize that there are cameras all throughout the store, so the slip and fall will certainly be recorded on the video footage.

Lastly, it is very important to keep the shoes you were wearing at the time. Residing in Florida, a lot of my clients were wearing flip-flops when they fell. Publix may ask us to preserve those shoes or flip-flops to determine whether the tread was worn out.

Publix risk management in Lakeland, FL will likely have an incident report and the video recording during the time you present your claim. The Publix risk management department will be rational and try to resolve your claim without the filing of a lawsuit just as long as you and your lawyers are not money grubbing. I have personally observed that Publix does care about their customers and their reputation, so if you were injured in some of their stores, they will try to make things right.

My office has worked with Publix slip and fall cases across the State of Florida. We serve to help those who have been legitimately injured in injuries that should have been avoided by Publix. If you have been injured at a Publix and want to discuss your case in more detail contact a Publix Slip and Fall Attorney today.

St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas
5858 Central Ave suite a
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 381-2300

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Hamza Hassan
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