Slip and Fall at Walmart Supermarket in Lake Worth
Walmart is well known throughout the country for its large selection and amazingly low prices. Lake Worth shoppers also enjoy the abundance provided by Walmart, and often visit one of their local Walmart locations to purchase a variety of goods, from auto parts to electronics to grocery items. Walmart also often co-locates with optometrists and other services such as insurance or restaurants, to add to their already full shopping opportunities for visitors to the store.
Any business that serves clients, including Walmart, has an obligation to maintain a hazard free environment for shoppers and visitors. If that duty is broken, and a Lake Worth visitor to Walmart or any other supermarket suffers a slip and fall because of that breach of duty, then Walmart or any other supermarket may be legally responsible for any damages caused by that fall. If you believe you may have a legal claim for a slip and fall accident, contact the attorneys Frankl & Kominsky to discuss your legal options.Why "Fault" Matters
If you visit a supermarket such as a Lake Worth Walmart, or a Walmart in the surrounding area and suffer a slip or trip and fall, it is critical to identify the cause of that fall. The reason this is so important is because it will determine who may be responsible for paying for medical treatment or other costs associated with the fall. Legally, a store or other commercial establishment must provide an environment that is free of dangers for visitors. If a danger does take place - if an automatic door malfunctions or if there is motor oil spilled in the aisle, for example - then the Walmart or other supermarket is required to rectify that danger within a reasonable amount of time.
The owner or manager of the premises must also be aware of the danger in order for the establishment to be at fault. If the employee was directly involved of the danger, then by extension, the owner or manager technically would be aware of the situation.When to Call Frankl & Kominsky
Frankl & Kominsky are full service personal injury attorneys who have years of experience in premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents. Our legal teams are available to work on cases where a commercial establishment was liable for damages caused by a slip or trip and fall because of negligence that caused a dangerous or hazardous environment for shoppers or visitors. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident at Walmart in Lake Worth or at a commercial establishment in any South Florida location, call us at (561) 708-5483 to discuss your situation and your legal options. You can also fill out our online form. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole, and are ready to help you with your slip and fall claim.