Even though Publix is typically a mindful and safe food store, no store or employee is perfect, and incidents transpire. If you were injured on the property of Publix, you may have a claim for compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Publix has a duty to its consumers to always keep its facilities safe. If Publix recognized or should have known of a dangerous problem and did not take the effective measures to fix the matter or caution you of the threat, you may have a case.

The majority of the cases against Publix are from slip and falls. And, most often, it is water on the floor surface that leads to the fall. Slipping on the hard concrete floors at Publix almost always causes a harmful injury. A lot of our clients have broken a wrist, injured a knee or back, or perhaps had a hamstring injury when their legs go out from underneath them.

Measures to Take Following a Personal Injury in a Publix Grocery Store

Causes of water on the flooring can come from pretty much anywhere. If you have been in a slip and fall at Publix, you should do your very best to establish where the water came from. Was a cooler dripping onto the flooring? Did somebody drop ice and it melted? Was the entrance or exit wet from the rainfall that was tracked into the business from consumers or from grocery carts? Whatever you can discover the source will help your lawyers determine the appropriate level of negligence against Publix.

I stated in the above about water accumulate from rainfall at the entrance or exits. I have also witnessed some customers leave behind wet umbrellas that drip water onto the floor in this same area. There are carpeted doormats at the entrance to every grocery store for the intention of doing away with water. But, the mats are not ideal and the water still gets tracked into the concrete floor. The doormats do little for actually drying the water off of shoes. It is this area of the store where we see most of the slip and falls. If Publix has not taken measures to sponge or mop down the area or post caution signs, then you will very likely have a claim. I recently had a case where the security personnel was standing in the entrance only feet away from a wet floor. He took no measures to warn anyone that water was accumulating from rainfall being tracked inside. As my client went into the store, he/she slipped and fell right before the guard. Of course, Publix admitted responsibility for its failure to act and keep the area dry.

Coming after a slip and fall, it is necessary to tell the supervisor about the event even when you are not in severe pain. Do not be embarrassed to simply file the report. Most people do not recognize the severity of the injury until later on in the day or the next morning. It is also essential to realize that there are cameras throughout the store, so the slip and fall will certainly be recorded on the video recording.

And finally, it is necessary to safeguard the shoes you were wearing at the time. Residing in Florida, many of my clients were wearing flip-flops when they fell. Publix may ask us to keep those shoes or flip-flops to establish whether the tread was deteriorated.

Publix risk management in Lakeland, FL will likely have an incident report and the video during the time you present your claim. The Publix risk management department will be sensible and attempt to settle your claim without the filing of a lawsuit so long as you and your lawyers are not greedy. I have personally observed that Publix does care about their consumers and their credibility and reputation, so if you were injured in one of their stores, they will try to make things right.

My office has dealt with Publix slip and fall cases across the State of Florida. We serve to help those who have been legitimately injured in incidents that should have been avoided by Publix. If you have been injured at a Publix and want to talk about your case in more detail contact a Publix Slip and Fall Attorney today.

St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas
5858 Central Ave suite a
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
(727) 381-2300

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