Slip and Fall at Winn Dixie Supermarket in Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Florida shoppers often frequent the Florida-based Winn Dixie Supermarket for their grocery needs. Winn Dixie have locations throughout Florida - as well as in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. In Boca Raton, Winn Dixie has a full service store at Beracasa Way. Boca shoppers enjoy the grocery items at Winn Dixie, and also their in-store pharmacy and liquor stores. The weekly specials and rewards point system further entices Boca Raton shoppers to visit their neighborhood Winn Dixie Supermarket.What About Slip and Fall?
Slip and fall accidents can happen at any location, both residential and commercial, including at Winn Dixie stores in Boca Raton. A slip and fall, or trip and fall, can cause injury to the victim, ranging from relatively minor scrapes and bruises to very serious fractures or head injuries. Slip and fall accidents can even be fatal in some instances.
In legal terms, a slip and fall accident is a type of personal injury case whereby an individual suffers injury because of a slip or trip and fall on someone else's property. This is a type of premises liability case, meaning it involves an injury caused by an unsafe, hazardous or defective situation.
If someone at a grocery store like the Winn Dixie in Boca Raton or others, slips or trips due to the negligence of the owner or manager of that grocery store, it is a personal injury/premises liability case. In this situation, the Winn Dixie or other grocery store may have the responsibility to compensate the Boca Raton slip and fall victim for costs and damages associated with the injury.What Determines Negligence?
When an attorney examines the question of negligence, they will first ascertain whether there is a responsible party whose negligence was responsible for the slip and fall injury. If a shopper at a grocery store such as the Winn Dixie in Boca Raton is careless and suffers an injury, then the Winn Dixie may not be responsible. If, however, there is a dangerous condition at the Winn Dixie that caused the slip and fall, the store may be required to compensate the victim.
As an example, if it is raining, and the entrance to the Boca Raton Winn Dixie or any other grocery store, is wet because of the rain, a hazardous condition may exist.Frankl & Kominsky and Slip and Fall
Another part of determining negligence is looking at whether the grocery store like Winn Dixie was aware of the hazard, or whether it should have been aware of the hazard. If it is raining, the grocery store staff may be aware of the potential for water coming into the entrance. If a condition exists for an extended period of time, it is reasonable to expect that the Winn Dixie or any other grocery store staff should have been aware of the hazard, even if they actually were not. Frankl & Kominsky have experience in representing victims of slip and fall accidents. The lawyers at Frankl & Kominsky have represented numerous victims of all types of premises liability cases, and understand the law and the requirements to try and prove negligence in a slip and fall case. If you have been hurt at a Winn Dixie in Boca Raton or at any other grocery store, due to negligence by the store, call Frankl & Kominsky at (561) 609-1948 or fill out our online form for a free consultation. We are fluent in Spanish and Creole, and can try to help you understand your best legal options in a slip and fall case.