Slip and Fall at Publix Grocery Store in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Florida, is not only home to more than 90,000 full-time residents, but is also a top vacation spot for visitors. These Boca Raton residents and guests often frequent one of the many Publix Grocery Store locations in Boca Raton. With three convenient locations in Boca Raton, and several others just over the city line in Delray Beach or Deerfield Beach, Publix provides easy access to a wide variety of grocery needs. Publix is well known for fresh produce, meat counters, a large selection of groceries, the pharmacies, and its friendly staff.
Visitors to grocery stores such as the Publix stores in or near Boca Raton also know that the stores can experience high volume traffic, especially on the weekends, which can contribute to a frenzied environment. With so many shoppers and an over-stretched staff, a grocery store like Publix can possibly experience hazards that may lead to a slip and fall accident. Frankl & Kominsky is a full service personal injury law firm serving clients in South Florida, and can try to provide legal help to anyone involved in a slip and fall at a grocery store such as a Boca Raton Publix Grocery Store.Explaining "Slip and Fall"
The legal definition of a slip and fall accident is exactly what it sounds like: it involves a situation where a visitor to a property slips or trips and falls due to negligence by the owner of the property.
Legally, the question of "negligence" depends on several factors, which would apply to a slip and fall accident at a grocery store such as the Publix store in Boca Raton.
The first layer of determining negligence is determining whether a hazard exists that caused a slip and fall. For example, if liquid detergent is spilled in an aisle at a Publix, that would constitute a hazard for a visitor or shopper.
The second item required for negligence is demonstrating that the owner or manager was aware of the hazard and did not take action to rectify it, or that the owner or manager should have been aware of the hazard and did not take action to rectify it. If the detergent spilled and a shopper notified an employee of the problem, or if the spill remained in the aisle without correction for an hour, there may be indications that the store should have known about the hazard and should have taken steps to rectify the problem.
The question of negligence and "fault" in a slip and fall stems from the legal requirement that an owner or manager of a property maintain that property in a safe manner, free of hazard.The Legal Side of Slip and Fall
Frankl & Kominsky has represented slip and fall victims throughout South Florida and understands the frustration of victims of slip and fall who are unable to collect damages from these incidents. If a victim suffers a slip and fall accident at a Publix in Boca Raton, or any other grocery store, the store could potentially attempt to avoid compensating the victim. Sometimes, supermarkets allege that the slip and fall was caused by the victim himself.
Frankl & Kominsky will try to obtain the best legal result possible for clients who are victims of slip and fall accidents at Publix in Boca Raton and elsewhere. Our legal professionals serve clients throughout South Florida, and are fluent in Spanish and Creole. For a free consultation, call us today at (561) 609-1948 or fill out our online form.