Slip and Fall Accidents in Georgia Grocery Stores


May 09, 2011

Customers who are injured in a slip and fall accident in a Georgia grocery store should consult a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling these types of cases.

If your fall was caused by the negligence of the supermarket, then you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. These types of cases require both you and your attorney to gather evidence. There are some steps that should be followed, if possible, before you even leave the scene of the accident.

  • You should fill out an accident report at the supermarket either with the help of a manager or through the customer service desk. If no one provides you with a report form, then you should make sure the accident is recorded in the manager's record book.
  • You should talk to any potential witnesses to your accident and get their names and contact information.
  • It is important to take pictures of where the accident took place and what caused it.

The collection of all of this type of information is going to be instrumental in proving a negligence claim against the owner of the supermarket. The next steps you must take are to get to an emergency room or see a medical doctor to get yourself evaluated. You should follow the doctor's orders completing all therapy and following through on the full course of treatment. This will factor greatly in your case so do not skip any treatments like physical therapy.

Spills are common and very foreseeable in a grocery store. This means that the store is expected to perform regular maintenance to discover any potential spills or products that have fallen on the floor creating a slip and fall hazard in the grocery store. Even where an employee or manager was not aware of the spill, the court will typically look to how long the foreign substance has been present. Because liquid spills are extremely common in grocery stores, the store will have a fairly high duty to monitor for spills and debris and clean up any hazards promptly before anyone is injured.

Our experienced Georgia personal injury law firm will often have an investigator visit the site of your slip and fall. We may obtain and review any store video and interview employees and managers who were on duty at the time of your slip and fall accident. If you are involved in a slip and fall accident on the premises of a grocery store in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. These cases can often result in catastrophic life-changing injuries. If you suffer serious injuries in a slip and fall accident in an Atlanta grocery store or a grocery store anywhere in Georgia, call Montlick and Associates to learn about your rights to compensation. We work hard for our clients and are dedicated to providing exceptional service as part of our goal of being the best slip and fall accident lawyers in Georgia.

Our experienced Georgia slip and fall law firm is available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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