Slip and Fall at El Bodegon Supermarket Injury Attorney Pompano Beach
The heavy influence of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean on South Florida has contributed to the growing popularity of El Bodegon Supermarkets in the region. Like other residents of South Florida, Pompano Beach residents - and visitors - are increasingly enamored with the Latino-flavored market. El Bodegon, which roughly translates to “The Pantry” has numerous stores in the area surrounding Pompano Beach. Locals can visit the store on West Sample Road in Margate, or at other locations. El Bodegon is known not only for their Latin products, but also for their ready-made meals, buffet, and coffee shop.
Supermarkets like El Bodegon may also be the location of sometimes serious slip and fall accidents, causing extreme difficulties for Pompano Beach residents as well as other South Florida residents and visitors. These accidents can result in injuries, lost wages, or pain and suffering, and require the assistance of experienced personal injury lawyers like Frankl & Kominsky.Slip and Fall Injuries
Some common injuries from slip and fall accidents include ankle injuries, knee injuries, tears in the ACL, broken bones, dislocated elbows or shoulders, back injury, neck injury, spinal injury or head injuries. These injuries may often require long-term medical attention, surgeries, physical therapy, and other care. Pompano Beach victims of slip and fall at El Bodegon may face medical bills or lost wages due to an inability to work because of the injury. They can also have pain and suffering or even long-term disability. Always seek medical attention right after being involved in a slip and fall accident, as some injuries may not present themselves immediately.Cases Are Complex
Unfortunately, often times supermarkets may refuse to accept the responsibility of negligence and therefore refuse to give the victim the compensation that they deserve. If the property owner or manager of an El Bodegon should have known about and/or fixed the hazardous situation that caused the accident, then they are legally responsible and should pay the victim compensation for any injuries, medical bills, and lost wages they may experience as a result of the accident.
In 2014, the El Bodegon store in Margate initially attempted to avoid paying out compensation for a slip and fall accident. That victim slipped and fell on a wet floor while walking to the customer service desk. She suffered severe injuries from the fall, and sued for damages related to negligence by El Bodegon. Despite video evidence and eyewitness testimony, El Bodegon initially attempted to claim that the victim was careless and was responsible for her own injuries. The store denied any negligence and any responsibility for the slip and fall.Frankl & Kominsky Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or someone you know has suffered a slip and fall accident at El Bodegon Supermarket in Pompano Beach, call Frankl & Kominsky. Our lawyers are experienced at successfully representing slip and fall victims at El Bodegon, Whole Foods, Publix, and other supermarkets. We handle all types of premises liability cases, and tailor our legal approach to your unique circumstance. If you are a victim of a slip and fall, call us today at (561) 708-5483 or fill out our online form for a free consultation to understand how we can help you in your slip and fall accident. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole, and represent clients throughout South Florida.