Slip and Fall at Save-A-Lot in Gainesville

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Save-A-Lot and other similar supermarkets in Gainesville are legally required to uphold a reasonable level of care for all customers who step foot on their property. But, a staff member’s small lapse in judgement could possibly cause an innocent patron to suddenly slip and fall, leaving them with possible catastrophic injuries. Make no mistake, if a business establishment does not recognize and try to eliminate a hazardous condition, a premises liability claim might be just around the corner.

If you were hurt in a slip and fall at a supermarket such as a Save-A-Lot in Gainesville, you might be entitled to damages including, lost wages, medical bills, and other possible unforeseen expenses that may have been caused by your personal injury. Our slip and fall attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky serve Gainesville and will vigorously try to collect potentially crucial evidence that might help your slip and fall investigation. We strive to deal with any possible challenges that could arise during your slip and fall claim process so that you can rest and recover peacefully. Call us today to arrange a free consultation on 352-800-8000.

Possible Acts of Negligence by a Store Owner

The owner of a business location like Save-A-Lot in Gainesville must keep their property reasonably safe at all times. But, in the possible event of negligence, an accident can happen. A customer might easily trip, slip, and fall because of an unsafe condition that could exist within the premises such as a wet floor or an uneven surface. Other examples that can cause a slip and fall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Unsafe stairways;
  • Slippery toxic chemicals;
  • Dimly lit areas;
  • Exposed holes and cracks on flooring;
  • Failure to clean up wet floors and spilt liquids;
  • Objects blocking aisles and walkways;
  • Uneven surfaces;
  • Tears in carpet;
  • Failure to display appropriate signage after cleaning up a hazard; and,
  • Unstable railings.

Not only should the property owner try to identify and repair the potentially dangerous condition, the business establishment should also try to inform all customers of the possible danger that might lie ahead. For instance, if a staff member spots milk spillage in an isle, it might not be enough to simply clean up the spill with water and walk away. A staff member should try to notify all patrons of the wet area with a warning sign that is visibly displayed for all to see. Failure to do so could possibly jeopardize the safety of patrons.

To help identify what might have caused the slip and fall hazard and help prove that a business establishment, like Save-A-Lot in Gainesville, failed to uphold their duty of care, a slip and fall victim can seek legal advice. The Florida slip and fall lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky will try to implement the correct legal steps to action so that you can try to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

Proving Negligence

According to Florida law, the 2018 Florida Statutes states that “If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it”. This means that aside from trying to prove that you did not cause the accident yourself, a victim must also prove that the business knew or should have known of the hazard that caused their slip and fall injury.

The last thing any victim of a slip and fall wants to do is expel precious energy in tackling a big corporation like a Save-A-Lot supermarket. This is why as soon as your health is stabilized we encourage you to call our injury attorneys to schedule your free consultation. It is important for you to start moving forward with your slip and fall claim so that you may be able to get on with your life. Our trusted lawyers have the experience to investigate your incident and will try to establish that the property owner acted with negligence. Frankl & Kominsky will quickly get to work by trying to gather potentially important evidence such as witness testimonies, medical evaluations, and surveillance footage so our slip and fall clients don’t have to.

If you have suffered from a slip and fall, through no fault of your own contact the attorneys at Frankl & Kominsky. No victim should ever be held accountable for a store owner’s negligence.

How Long do I have to File my Slip and Fall Injury Claim?

According to Florida Law, under the 2018 Florida Statutes 95.11 (3) you must file your slip and fall injury lawsuit within four years of when the incident took place. Failure to do so can result in your claim being dismissed. If this happens, you may be responsible for your damages incurred regardless of who was at fault.

At Frankl & Kominsky our injury lawyers believe that as soon as a victims health has alleviated they should contact a slip and fall attorney to commence their investigation. Our reasons for this might include the possibility of important slip and fall evidence being tampered with and even destroyed. Business establishments and insurance companies might go to great lengths to defend an injury claim, and maintain their innocence. But, by speaking to an attorney at Frankl & Kominsky as soon as physically possible, injured victims can rest assured that any potential risk of their claim being sabotaged by opposing parties will be prevented to the best of our ability.

After you report the slip and fall accident and attend to your health, try and make it your top priority to contact a personal injury lawyer who can help determine your eligibility for damages and commence pursuing your slip and fall injury claim.

Call the Slip and Fall Lawyers Today at Frankl & Kominsky, serving the Gainesville area!

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at a business location similar to Save-A-Lot in Gainesville, turn to Frankl & Kominsky for comprehensive legal guidance. Call 352-800-8000 or use our Contact Form to set up a free consultation.

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