Slip and Fall at Sam's Club in West Palm Beach
Sam's Club, Like Costco, is a warehouse-style grocery store that also sells a variety of other goods. Like it's Walmart counterpart, Sam's Club stores carry food items as well as electronics, home goods, toys, outdoor gear, automotive items, and almost anything else you can think of.
For West Palm Beach shoppers, Sam's Club provides a single location for their shopping needs. West Palm Beach customers can stock up on Cheerios while also purchasing patio items. The convenience of a store with all the products a West Palm Beach customer could need is attractive, and the low Sam's Club prices makes the store and even more inviting stop for West Palm Beach shoppers.
West Palm Beach customers who experience a slip and fall at a Sam's Club or another warehouse store can call the lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky for assistance on their slip and fall claim.Slip and Fall Accidents Happen More Than You Think
A slip and fall accident, or a trip and fall accident, at a grocery store such as the West Palm Beach Sam's Club may seem like something that is not likely to happen. In fact, slip and fall accidents are more common than you think.
According to the National Floor Safety Institute, more than 8 million people a year visit emergency rooms in the United States because of falls every year. Of those, about 12% are slip and fall accidents. In other words, more than 1 million people a year suffer slip and fall accidents every year that requires an emergency room visit. The same source reports that problems with floors and flooring materials - such as loose carpet, uneven tile, or cracked pavement - cause more than 2 million slip and falls every year.
Additionally, slip and fall accidents are not minor. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that 22% of individuals who suffer a slip and fall miss more than 31 days of work because of that fall.
At a warehouse grocery store, slip and falls may be even more likely because of the volume of people going through the store, and the relatively few number of employees on hand to rectify a situation that may occur. If a customer accidentally drops a yogurt container, for example, it may take time for an employee to become aware of the spill, and it may take more time for the employee to get the time to clean up that spill. Additionally, because warehouse grocery stores can be very busy, the employee may not clean up the spill adequately. This could cause a shopper to slip and fall and suffer injury, which could require an emergency room visit or other medical needs.Frankl & Kominsky: Your Personal Injury Attorney
Frankl & Kominsky is available to work with slip and fall victims in West Palm Beach and other South Florida locations. Our lawyers are ready to put your needs first, and work to assist each client in trying to obtain best possible outcome for their individual slip and fall claim. You may be entitled to medical reimbursement, damages, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages resulting from your slip and fall, and we will work to try to get you that compensation. Call Frankl & Kominsky today at (561) 708-5483 or fill out our online form to learn about your legal options. We serve clients in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and throughout South Florida. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.