Visiting the local supermarket to stock up on groceries for the week ahead is a normal part of most of our lives. We spend our hard-earned paychecks and are pleasantly surprised when our favorite seasonal foods are in stock, or even when we find they've been placed sale.
What no one ever expects is to visit the grocery store completely healthy and to exit with injuries and pain or, in the most severe cases, on a stretcher. But grocery store slip and falls are much more common than they seem. What avenues for compensation, if any, exist for these unsuspecting victims? Our Delaware slip and fall attorneys discuss this topic in this week's blog post.
The short answer is Yes, if you've suffered a falling accident in a supermarket and the store owner and staff can be found negligent, you are likely to receive compensation for your troubles. Nevertheless, proving that the carelessness of the grocery store manager and staff caused your injury can be much more difficult than it sounds.
For this reason, if you've recently suffered injuries in a grocery store fall, we suggest you contact our legal team right away. We will get to work collecting the evidence necessary to strengthen your case, while also starting on the substantial amount of paperwork that must be completed before a lawsuit is ever filed.
In fact, it's a misconception that a lawsuit must be filed for victims to earn their deserved compensation. The most aggressive teams of legal representatives are often able to secure compensation without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. This not only saves time but also pain and stress on the victim and their loved ones. It gets them the financial support they need to get through such a difficult situation, allowing them the freedom to heal and recover at their own pace.
When hazardous conditions cause grocery store patrons to suffer a slip and fall, it's only fair for those same victims to consider seeking compensation via a legal claim such as a lawsuit.
Through a slip and fall lawsuit, a victim can receive a settlement or court-ordered financial award which considers:
These are only some of the most common types of damages considered in slip and fall settlements. Given that the individual victims, as well as the circumstances of each accident, are always different from each other, the compensation or settlement amount is also going to vary.
For this reason, it is likely a fruitless exercise to attempt to estimate how much compensation a victim can receive for a supermarket slip and fall lawsuit. Discussing your case with an attorney can help you get an idea of how strong a case you may have, but no one can tell the "dollar value" of a case before it is negotiated or litigated in court.