Convenience Store Accidents
Store owners and managers have a duty of care to their customers to maintain a safe and hazard free environment at their establishment. A duty of care is a legal obligation that an individual or entity has to act with a certain degree of caution to avoid causing injury to other people. An individual or entity has committed an act of negligence when they breach their duty of care (i.e. willfully neglecting a hazardous area in a store). When an individual suffers an injury due to a hazardous area in a supermarket or store, they may have grounds to file a premises liability lawsuit. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York store accident lawyers have experience handling slip-and-fall cases where injuries occurred in supermarkets and other commercial establishments. Our firm has been handling premises liability cases for over 50 years and has a history of successful verdicts and settlements.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury in a supermarket or other store? Did a hazardous area or surface cause your injury? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free review of your legal options, call 212.406.1700 or fill out our online case review form.Do You Have Grounds for a Lawsuit Against the Supermarket Where Your Slip-and-Fall Injury Occurred?
The staff at a convenience store or supermarket is responsible for monitoring and maintaining safe conditions for guests. When a grocery store's staff fails to properly monitor the premises for hazardous areas, they may be liable for any injury that results. Incidents that may be grounds for a lawsuit include but are not limited to:
- Liquid spilled on the floor
- Debris in the store's aisles
- Boxes or items improperly stacked on shelves
- Freshly waxed floors
- Defective staircase
- Poorly placed product displays
Injured individuals should keep in mind that suffering an injury in a store due to any of the aforementioned incidents does not necessarily provide grounds for a slip-and-fall lawsuit. In order to have grounds for a claim, the injured individual must be able to show that the store's staff knew about the hazardous area and neglected to clean it up. Furthermore, to have a valid claim, the injury must have caused the victim either economic or non-economic damages. Economic damages are classified as any financial loss resulting from the injury while non-economic damages are any long-term physical and emotional pain incurred.Helping Victims of Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Premises liability lawsuits are complex cases that have become difficult to try. Securing a successful verdict requires proving that a hazardous area existed, and that an establishment's property owners or staff knew of or should have known of its existence. Furthermore, injured individuals must also be able to prove that the hazardous area was directly responsible for the victim's injury. As a result, individuals who have been injured in convenience stores or supermarkets should not hesitate to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our slip-and-fall lawyers understand the complexities of premises liability lawsuits. As a result, our attorneys handle all aspects of the lawsuit process, including examining the evidence, interviewing witnesses, hiring experts and investigators, filing the claim, and pursuing maximum compensation for our clients in court. Our firm's process for slip-and-fall cases has led to a number of favorable verdicts and settlements, many of which have been worth over $1 million.
If you have suffered an injury in a convenience store or supermarket, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. To see how the premises liability attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool may be able to help you, call 212.406.1700 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation.