You should be able to shop for your groceries without having to worry about falling and injuring yourself. As a slip and fall attorney, however, I can tell you that many grocery stores, including Publix, sometimes do not maintain a safe environment for their customers.
If you fall and get hurt in Publix, you can seek compensation in two ways—by filing a claim against Publix’s insurance or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
In some situations, you may need to sue to get the compensation you deserve.
Steps to Take after Falling at Publix
To ensure that your claim has all the evidence it needs to back it up, you will need to take some steps following your accident. As an invitee—someone allowed on private property for a business transaction—you are entitled to a safe environment. When the store does not uphold the safety standards required, then injuries can and do occur.
If you are hurt at a Publix because of the negligence of the store or its staff, here’s what you need to do:
- Get medical care as soon as possible.
- Report your injury to staff as soon as possible.
- Ask for a copy of the accident report if there is one.
- Take pictures if there is evidence to back up an insurance or personal injury claim. Examples of evidence can include a wet floor with no caution sign, obstructed walkways, and debris.
- Find witnesses and obtain their contact information.
- Get in touch with a slip and fall attorney.
It is possible that you will not be able to do all this immediately following your accident if you are severely injured. With the help of an experienced attorney, however, you can seek other evidence, such as security footage, from the store.
When to Contact a Slip and Fall Attorney
Slip and fall injuries can range from inconvenient to severe. No matter how serious your injury is, you should at least meet with a slip and fall attorney to see if you should pursue damages other than what you would be awarded by an insurance settlement. After all, even seemingly minor accidents can lead to missed days at work, emergency room visits, and complications later. You don’t really know how severe your injury is until much later, sometimes even years later.
If you suffer any of the following injuries from your accident, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
- Spinal injury, such as slipped or herniated disc
- Facial injuries
- Nerve damage
- Brain damage
There are, of course, many more injuries that you might sustain in a slip and fall accident. The bottom line is if you are concerned that you are not going to be able to pay for your medical bills or to pay for your other obligations, you should talk to us. We will work diligently to represent you and your interests.
Are you ready to pursue your case? Contact us today and set up an appointment to speak to an attorney. Call us at (888) 450-4909, or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.