You were heading down your favorite aisle of the grocery store when you suddenly lost your footing. You fell hard to the ground and hit your head. People around you helped quickly, but you were dazed from the fall.
The store manager came to speak with you shortly after the incident happened, and an ambulance was called. At the hospital, you found out that you’d suffered a moderate concussion from the fall and had a laceration that had to be stitched up from hitting a shelving unit during your fall.
This kind of situation isn’t as uncommon as you may think. In your case, security footage may show that there was water on the floor, a spill that had not been attended to or uneven flooring that led to your fall. If those conditions should have been repaired or if you should have been notified by signage, then you may be able to pursue a claim against the store.
Store owners have a responsibility to make a premises reasonably safe. Failing to put up a wet-floor sign or ignoring damage that could lead to a fall may mean that they are liable for your injuries and will need to cover your losses.
What do you do if you’ve fallen in a local store?
If you have fallen, you can ask to have the store owner call 911 or to have someone take you to the hospital. Let them know that you fell and that you want to report it. They should keep a record of the incident. You can also reach out to your attorney to begin a claim.