Grocery Store Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know

Aisle in a grocery store stocked with a variety of beverages on both sides, featuring a person with a shopping cart at the far end under bright fluorescent lights.

Food shopping is a rather mundane part of most of our lives, which is why we seldom imagine anything ever going wrong in a supermarket. Unfortunately, grocery stores can become very dangerous when employees or employers are not vigilant in ensuring safe conditions for all. Please continue reading and speak with our Florida personal injury attorneys to learn about grocery store accidents and how we can help if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most grocery store accidents occur?

Grocery store accidents, not unlike most other accidents, are typically caused by negligence. Oftentimes, when it comes to grocery store accidents, unsuspecting customers are injured due to negligence on the part of grocery store staff or ownership. Some of the most common causes of grocery store accidents that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Poorly placed merchandise displays
  • Merchandise falling from shelves
  • Shards of glass from shattered jars in aisles
  • Spills in aisles left unattended
  • Unsafe supermarket parking lot conditions
  • Inadequate security
  • Produce left in aisles
  • Poorly placed floor mats

What should I do if I am injured in a grocery store?

After sustaining an injury in a grocery store, you should do everything in your power to document the facts of the incident. This can include the following:

  1. Call the police to the scene and ensure they send an ambulance, as you receiving medical treatment is of paramount importance.
  2. Take pictures of the unsafe grocery store conditions that caused your accident.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Once you’ve received medical treatment, obtain a copy of all documentation regarding your injuries.
  5. Retain the services of an experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all other evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Florida?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, typically, four years, which means that you cannot wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process on your behalf today. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is comprised of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.