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Hurt in a Fall at a Store? You May Have Legal Options


Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 18, 2014 in Premises Liability

Trips to a grocery store are a chore that most people in the state of Connecticut undertake each week. While this is often an uneventful activity, in certain situations it is possible that someone might hurt themselves at a store. The incident most likely to occur is a slip-and-fall accident.

These incidents not only occur inside of a store, but depending on the weather may occur outside of it as well. Inside of a store, an already slick floor can become even more so when an item falls and breaks, leaving a pool of liquid. Outside of a store, a sidewalk could become slippery during the winter months when ice and snow accumulate.

Individuals who have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident at a store may not be aware of their options. If they are hurt in the incident they may be able to recover damages for their injuries from the store via a premises liability lawsuit. This is true regardless of the type of store in which the slip and fall occurs.

To be actionable, a visitor to a store does not need to suffer a catastrophic injury. In fact, one need not even have made a trip to a hospital. Suffering from pain which results in repeated visits to your doctor can be sufficient. In addition, it is not necessary for a visitor to a store to have purchased an item to be able to file a lawsuit.

To determine the best course of action following a slip-and-fall accident, the best place to start is usually a personal injury lawyer.

Source: FindLaw, “Should You Sue Over a Slip-and-Fall in a Grocery Store? Brett Snider, Esq., Oct. 9, 2014