Department/ Grocery Store Slip and Fall Attorney
If you’ve slipped or fallen in a grocery store, department store or other public, retail environment you may want to consult a skilled personal injury lawyer. Joel H. Schwartz reminds potential clients that before you seek legal counsel, you’ll want to make sure you’re taking care of your injuries with the proper medical treatment.
Who’s liable if you slip and fall in a grocery store?
A valid slip and fall in grocery store claim generally begins with determining who’s at fault for the accident. It’s a store’s responsibility to ensure that the premises are maintained up to reasonable safety standards, so if there are obvious safety hazards – like items in a pathway, negligent snow or ice in the entranceway or parking lot, poor lighting or a spill – you may have a strong case for recovering costs. These safety standards are expected from environments ranging from small, local businesses to big box stores alike. If the store had previous notice of the hazard, you can be sure you have a strong case.
Why take legal action?
The first thing you have to remember if you’ve experienced a slip, fall or accident in a store is that you’re probably not at fault. You could be entitled to financial reparations including financial and emotional/mental damages that you’ve sustained throughout the injury and after. You may be entitled to the recovery of:
- Immediate and ongoing medical bills
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Recovered funds for your pain and suffering
- Other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury
Can Joel H. Schwartz handle my slip and fall personal injury case?
Like all personal injury cases in Massachusetts and elsewhere, you want to make sure you have the right lawyer. Slip and fall in a store cases are one of Joel H. Schwartz’ specialties. We have over 50 years of experience in this particular legal realm, so we have expert knowledge on how to help clients claim the damages and reparations they’re entitled to. Plus, Joel H. Schwartz’ lawyers will come to you if you’re unable to travel while you heal.