Miami Supermarket Accident Attorneys
With more than thirteen different supermarket “brands” to choose from in the Miami area, going to the grocery store is a typical daily activity for many residents. From specialty stores to national chains, choices for grocery shopping are on almost every corner. Whether you are picking up a quick treat for the kids after soccer practice, shopping for an elderly friend or family member or doing a full grocery shop over the course of an hour or two on the weekend, you shop with the assumption that you are safe and need only be concerned with finding the products you want.
Sadly, sometimes the opposite is true. Supermarkets can be dangerous places, with many hazards that can potentially injure shoppers of all ages. Shelves overloaded with products, slippery floors, crowded aisles and equipment left in aisles are just a few of the hazards that can threaten shoppers’ safety. If products tumble from shelves, if shelving tips over, or if the floor is slippery, customers can be seriously injured. Unfortunately, broken bones, injured ligaments, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and other internal injuries are not uncommon.
If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries due to hazardous conditions at a Miami supermarket, then you have personally experienced the devastation of these preventable accidents. The shock of injury, coupled with pain, can be traumatizing, while the pressure of seeking and paying for medical treatment while dealing with everything else can be overwhelming. The experienced and compassionate team of attorneys of Boyers Law Group can help you handle some of these challenges by taking legal action to help you financially so you can focus on recovering.
It is critically important that you select the right law firm to assist your family in fighting for justice. For over twenty-five years, the skilled accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group have successfully litigated personal injury cases, assisting Florida families in receiving substantial compensation for injuries they suffered due to someone else’s negligence. Once you explain to us what happened to you or your family member, we will put our experience and resources to work helping you get the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Accidents and Injuries at Miami Supermarkets?
One of the most common reasons people visit emergency rooms is due to slip and fall accidents, which can happen anywhere – but are especially common inside supermarkets, outside in the parking lot, in restrooms or in the produce department. Some other common causes of Miami supermarket accidents include:
- Obstacles in the shopping aisles
- Slippery floors due to spilled food or liquid that is tracked around the store
- Missing or worn out floor mats
- Produce department hazards
- Shopping carts
- Uneven or cracked pavement or sidewalks
- Improperly maintained entrance or exit doors
- Food poisoning
- Falling items from shelves
- Chemicals or equipment left in improper and unsafe locations
Supermarket accidents can cause pain and suffering, serious bodily harm, loss of wages, emotional distress and even death. A premises liability lawsuit may be necessary to obtain the compensation you need to pay for ongoing medical expenses, make up for lost income and compensate you for your pain.
Florida Premises Liability Claims for Supermarket Accident Injuries
To prevail in a Florida premises liability negligence claim, you must prove by a preponderance (meaning the greater weight) of the evidence the following four elements:
- Duty of care – The business and/or property owner owed you a duty of care.
- Breach of duty – The business and/or property owner breached the duty of care owed to you by acting in a negligent manner.
- Causation – The breach of duty caused you to suffer injuries.
- Damages – The injuries resulted in your suffering damages. These damages can be economic, as in medical expenses and lost income, and non-economic, as in pain, suffering, mental anguish and other quality of life losses or even wrongful death.
Property owners, including supermarket owners, are obligated by law to keep their customers and other visitors to their property safe from potential dangers. Supermarket owners must ensure that their store is safe in all aspects of its operation, including the parking lot, all the aisles (produce, frozen, meat, etc), checkout areas, customer service area, restrooms and the shopping floor itself. When the supermarket fails to meet its legal obligation to maintain and operate its property in a reasonably safe condition and a customer or other visitor to the property is injured because of this failure, the property/business owners, operators and maintenance companies can be held liable for negligence.
Florida law protects injured persons who prove that a business, such as a supermarket, had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition on its property, and even with that knowledge, failed to remedy the problem. If a dangerous condition (such as water on the floor or poorly stacked products on shelves) existed for a substantial time, then the supermarket should have known of the condition and fixed the situation. Likewise, if the wet, slippery floors in the produce department occurred on a regular basis or customers were tracking in water from outside after a rain because there were no mats in the entrance area, then the issue was foreseeable and should have also been remedied before someone suffered an injury.
The supermarket accident attorneys of the Boyers Law Group will devote their considerable expertise and resources to the task of building the strongest possible premises liability case on your behalf. The attorneys of the Boyers Law Group will do everything in their power to achieve a successful result in your case.
Recovering Damages with a Miami Supermarket Premises Liability Claim
If you or a loved has been seriously injured in a Miami supermarket accident caused by a property owner’s or manager’s negligence, you may be able to obtain substantial financial compensation for the injuries and harm you have suffered. These damages may include:
- Lost income
- Disability or physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of capacity to enjoy life
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Medical expenses – past, present and future expenses
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
Contact Attorneys with Decades of Success Representing Victims of Miami Supermarket Accident Injuries and Other Preventable Injuries
Boyers Law Group personal injury attorneys have been helping victims of accident injuries in Miami achieve justice for more than twenty-five years. Our years of experience have resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for our clients. Boyers Law Group believes you should not suffer because of someone else’s failure to do their duty and act reasonably. You deserve justice and the maximum compensation permitted by the law and facts of your case.
We will, therefore, tirelessly and skillfully advocate on your behalf to win you and your loved ones just and full compensation as a result of your serious premises liability accident.
Please contact the experienced Miami supermarket accident attorneys of Boyers Law Group at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website for a free consultation so we can get started working on your case.