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Millions of Americans are injured in slip and fall accidents every year—many of which take place in public places, like grocery stores. The fact is, everyone goes to the grocery store. Whether we go to a small neighborhood store or a big supermarket in the outer boroughs, everyone needs to get food—and grocery store owners have a legal duty to make sure their property is safe.
If you were hurt because you slipped and fell in a grocery store in NYC, it is important to speak with an experienced injury attorney to find out about your legal rights as soon as possible. At the law office of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner has decades of experience helping clients after grocery store slip and fall accidents.
When a slip and falls occur because of another person’s negligence in Brooklyn, New York City, the Bronx, or any of the five boroughs, the accident victim may have the right to obtain compensation. With decades of experience successfully helping clients in even the most complex personal injury cases, we know how to make the strongest possible argument for maximum compensation.
To learn more about how our experienced injury lawyers can help protect your rights after a NYC grocery store slip and fall accident, call or contact us for a free case review today.
Heavy foot traffic, weather and the nature of the grocery business means that there can be a lot of water and other liquids on the floors of stores where people buy food and other supplies. Property owners have a legal duty to mark or clean slippery floors that can cause customers to slip and fall.
When store employees fail to clean up product spills, snowmelt, rain or other liquids or forget to place warning signs when needed, the law can hold stores responsible. Unfortunately, some of the injuries suffered by customers who slipped and fell as a result of this negligence can be serious.
At Proner & Proner, our skilled slip and fall accident lawyers advocate for clients who slipped and fell in grocery stores, and who have experienced:
In addition to wet floors, customers can slip and fall because of cracked or damaged floors, unsafe carpet, and uneven pavement/steps at the entrance or elsewhere. Store owners and operators who know of such conditions and fail to correct them can be held liable for injuries that occur due to their negligence.
At Proner & Proner, our experienced NYC slip and fall accident lawyers build strong cases for clients injured in slip and fall accidents. Our primary goal is to get fair compensation for your:
If necessary, we will even consult with experts and specialists to determine the circumstances of your slip and fall and the impact it had on your life. You should not have to suffer injuries because of something as simple as a trip to the grocery store. When someone else’s negligence caused your injuries, our skilled NYC slip and fall accident lawyers at Proner & Proner make sure you receive proper compensation.
Like other business owners, grocery store owners and operators have a legal duty to keep the property safe for customers. This duty is based on a “reasonableness” standard. For example, if a customer spills liquid on the floor and falls in it, the grocery store is likely not responsible. However, if the grocery store employees are notified of a spill and fail to clean it or place warning signs—or even fail to inspect the property to locate the spill for an extended period of time—the property owner may be responsible.
To win compensation in a grocery store slip and fall accident case, our knowledgeable injury lawyers will work to show:
At Proner & Proner, our experienced lawyers will work with you every step of the way toward recovering fair compensation for your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can be difficult to prove if you do not have a detailed understanding of the law. Our experienced lawyers are here to protect your rights if you were injured in an NYC grocery store. To learn about your rights and legal options, please contact our experienced New York lawyers at Proner & Proner to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.
Grocery store slip and fall accident cases can be complicated by a number of factors. Importantly, the grocery store staff may quickly eliminate the danger once someone has been injured. It can also be difficult to prove that the store’s staff reasonably should have known about the danger. Our lawyers will fully investigate to get the evidence necessary to prove your claim.
You might have a case. The warnings put up by the grocery store must also be adequate to warn you of the danger. This is a fact-specific issue. If the signs were placed somewhere that they would easily be overlooked, the warning may not have been adequate. Our lawyers will investigate and look for video surveillance evidence or eyewitnesses that can testify to the inadequacy of the grocery store’s warnings in your case.
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