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Grocery stores contain countless opportunities for slipping hazards. While you know there’s a risk that something may have spilled or broken that could cause you to fall, there’s no way you could complete your shopping if you were constantly inspecting the ground for hidden hazards. You count on store managers and staff to keep grocery stores clean and safe.
In fact, owners and managers of businesses in the State of New York have an obligation to keep their businesses free from hazards that a customer wouldn’t expect to encounter. When managers and staff at grocery stores fail to keep their business well-maintained, they may be responsible financially when customers are injured. Contact New York City personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes to discuss your slip-and-fall accident claim.
When customers are injured in an accident while visiting a business, the business owners or managers can be held financially responsible for the costs of those injuries if their negligence caused the accident. There are times where a slipping accident could occur that was not the store’s fault, such as if a customer tripped on their own shoelaces, or dropped a bottle of juice and immediately slipped in the puddle they created. This isn’t the case when the store’s staff created a hazard, or were told about a hazardous condition that they didn’t clean up in a reasonable amount of time.
For example, if a staff member mopped the aisle of a store but failed to post warning signs notifying customers that the floor was wet, and a customer was injured after slipping on the wet floor, then the store will likely be held liable for those injuries. Likewise, if a customer dropped a glass bottle of oil on the floor and notified staff of the accident, but staff didn’t clean up the spill, and another customer slipped in it hours later, then the store is likely to be held liable for those injuries.
If you’ve been hurt in a grocery store slip-and-fall accident, you may be facing major medical costs relating to your injuries, possibly months of rehabilitation or even a lifetime of pain because of your accident. The costs of doctors’ copays and lost pay due to time you’re forced to take off work to treat your injuries can mount up fast. Don’t shoulder these costs alone. Find out if you have a right to money damages by contacting the dedicated and seasoned Manhattan personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a free consultation on your possible personal injury lawsuit.
For assistance after a grocery store slip-and-fall accident, contact the seasoned, experienced, and dedicated New York personal injury lawyer Leandros A. Vrionedes for a consultation on your case, in Manhattan on 212-889-9362, or in Queens at 718-777-5895.