Lawyer for a Slip and Fall at Kroger
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, from private residences to public buildings or parking lots. Unfortunately, one of the most common places for this type of accident is a grocery store, where many products can spill on the floor and displays can clutter walkways.
Kroger is the nation’s largest grocer, offering its services and products in 35 states. Kroger has the same responsibility as any other grocer to protect their customers from injury due to a hazardous property feature.
If a slip and fall accident at a Kroger-owned store injures you, you can seek compensation for your injury through the personal injury claims process.
An experienced slip and fall accident attorney from the Levin Firm can explain this process to you in greater detail, answer your questions, and talk to you about our services. Our legal team will help you navigate the complex process of seeking compensation after being injured by someone else’s negligence.
The Most Common Type of Premises Liability Claim
Premises liability is an area of personal injury law involving property owners or possessors and their responsibility to protect their guests from hazardous property features. Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability claim. This accident occurs when individuals slip or trip over a property hazard. While slip and falls are sometimes seen as frivolous claims, these accidents can result in serious, catastrophic, or even fatal injuries.
Kroger is an American retail company that operates supermarkets and multi-department stores nationwide. Kroger began in 1883 in downtown Cincinnati when a man named Barney Kroger invested his life savings to start a grocery store.
Over the years, the company expanded to become the nation’s largest grocer, with 2,800 stores in 35 states that operate under several different names, including King Soopers, City Market, Dillons, Fry’s, Kroger, Pay-Less Super Markets, and more.
Kroger has made many innovations in the grocery store industry, including private label manufacturing, grocery delivery, and the electronic scanner. Kroger currently reports annual sales of more than $132.5 billion.
With all of that revenue, you would expect that Kroger could afford to pay to clean up spills and fix cracked floors, sidewalks, and parking lots. When it fails to do so—perhaps to save money on the expenses that come with those repairs—and it injures a customer, you can bet that the corporation will spend whatever it takes to fight the slip and fall case in court. That’s why you need to call the Levin Firm after any slip and fall accident in Kroger—we can balance the scales of justice in your favor when Kroger’s lawyers try to tip them away from you.
While Kroger stores are common throughout the U.S., they aren’t in Pennsylvania or Florida. However, the company recently announced that it plans to build another automated customer fulfillment center in Ohio to provide grocery delivery service in Pennsylvania. The company also currently offers delivery services in Florida.
How Do Slip and Fall Accidents Occur at Kroger?
Grocery stores such as Kroger present many hazards that result in slip and fall accidents, including:
- Water or other liquid on the floor because of mechanical issues with the store’s refrigerators, broken beverage containers, water from produce, or rain or snow brought from customers’ shoes.
- Displays, merchandise or debris cluttering walkways.
- Dry goods, such as beans or rice, spilled on the floor.
- Freshly mopped or waxed floors.
- Damaged flooring tiles.
- Damage to concrete entryways or potholes in parking lots.
Slip and Falls Can Cause Serious Injuries
While slip and falls are often seen as minor incidents, these accidents can cause severe injuries, including catastrophic injuries to the brain or spinal cord, resulting in a permanent loss of earning capacity. These accidents also commonly produce bone fractures, the most serious being a broken hip. Broken hips are more common among people aged 65 or older. This group also has an increased likelihood of falling due to declines in vision, balance, and strength related to age and health conditions.
Other broken bones common to slip and fall accidents include the bones in the arms or wrist, resulting from the person attempting to catch themselves with outstretched arms.
Slip and fall accidents can also cause damage to the spinal vertebrae and discs, and these injuries often result in chronic pain and decreased stability in the spine. Soft tissue injuries are common in slip and fall accidents, particularly involving the tendons and ligaments in the wrists and knees. Slip and falls cause around one million injuries that warrant emergency medical treatment annually.
Kroger Slip and Fall? The Levin Firm Can Help
While no one is required to have an attorney assist them with a personal injury claim, having the experience and guidance of an attorney is crucial to your ability to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim. This support is particularly true when the claim is against a major company such as Kroger. The legal team at the Levin Firm prepares each case they handle as though it is going to trial, gathering the strongest evidence to prove the claim and fighting tirelessly for the compensation their clients deserve.