A woman in Harris County, Texas is suing Kroger Co., a retail food chain, as a result of her slip and fall injury. To help those individuals like the team at The Schulman Law Group who have been living in South Florida for decades, Kroger is a chain of supermarkets much like Publix. The woman, Sandra Atha, alleged that Kroger failed to warn its customers about a slick floor, which led to her slip and fall injury. Hypothetically, if this were to happen in a South Florida Publix, Walmart, Whole Foods, or any other local store, as a Plantation slip and fall lawyer I would seek to prove that the store was negligent in maintaining its floor in reasonable condition.
The woman is seeking damages for her injuries, alleging that the store was in a dangerous condition because there was a substance on the floor that created a slick surface. According to her slip and fall attorney, Ms. Atha was “seriously injured” as a result of her fall. We have all seen the wet floor caution signs in stores, yet if the store fails to properly warn its customers about potential hazards, then the store is negligent and liable for the victim’s injuries.
For example, imagine a scenario in which the floor in a Plantation supermarket was wet, but the store failed to alert customers of the slick surface, either verbally or by putting out a wet floor sign. If a woman were to fall as result of the wet surface and injure herself, then she could consult with a Plantation slip and fall lawyer about seeking compensation for her injuries, provided that the store was negligent and at cause for her fall.
If this hypothetical scenario sounds like something you’ve experienced, please contact us to discuss your claim either via email or by calling 1-877-529-0444.