Slip and Fall at Sam's Club Supermarket in Lake Worth
Sam's Club is a popular shopping destination for Lake Worth residents and visitors. Supermarkets such as Sam’s Club can also be the site of slip and fall accidents. These accidents can cause injuries, some of which require medical attention and can leave the victims unable to work for some period of time. Victims of slip and fall accidents at Sam's Club in Lake Worth and other supermarkets should call the personal injury attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky to understand their legal options and increase their chances of a successful claim.How Common Are Slip and Fall Accidents?
It may seem like slip and fall accidents are rarely-occurring incidents, but that actually is not true. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one million Americans suffer a slip, trip and fall injury every year.
And injuries from these slip or trip and fall accidents are not necessarily minor injuries. The CDC also reports that 20-30% of those injured will suffer what they categorize as moderate to severe injuries. These include hip fractures and head injuries. The CDC says that the most common fractures from slip and fall accidents are fractures are of the spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand. Additionally, slip and fall accidents are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Slip and fall accidents can even sometimes cause death.
Moreover, these accidents and injuries can impact the ability of the victim to work. The CDC and the Bureau of Labor Statistics note that 1 in 6 victims of slip and fall accidents lose time from work.What is the Most Common Cause of Slip and Fall?
A wide variety of issues can cause slip and fall accidents at supermarkets such as the Sam's Club in Lake Worth. Food or liquid spills, problems with the flooring, or even stray items left in aisles can contribute to a slip and fall.
The National Floor Safety Institute reports that approximately 55% of slip and fall accidents stem from "hazardous walking surfaces." They note that this category includes a number of issues that can cause either wet or uneven walking surfaces. For example, floors that were recently mopped or waxed, torn carpeting, missing floor tiles, potholes in parking lots, or uneven/cracked sidewalks can all make for hazardous walking surfaces and can contribute to slip and fall accidents at supermarkets.Call Frankl & Kominsky
The sad reality is that many people involved in a slip and fall accident at a Lake Worth Sam's Club or at any grocery store in South Florida may face medical bills or other expenses caused by that accident. The Frankl & Kominsky legal team is well-versed in personal injury law, and have experience dealing with slip and fall injury claims. We work hard to assist victims of slip and fall accidents try to get the compensation they deserve. To understand your legal options after a slip and fall accident, call us at (561) 708-5483 or fill out our online form. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole.