So, you've fallen and injured yourself at Aldi (often called Aldi's by the public at large).
Now what do you do?
See "The 10 Steps You Need to Take to Win Your Case" above.
But, the most important of these steps is calling the right attorney.
Shaw Law Offices and Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled slip and falls against Aldi Food Stores stores in Indiana.
Before you can recover anything for your injuries, you must still prove that the business was "at fault." Figuring out whether the property owner is at fault for your slip and fall is done on a case-by-case basis by a court or jury. In most instances for customers on a business property, you must prove the landowner did not act reasonably by breaching its duty to you of being "careful" like a normal business or person would be after inviting you on its property to shop or browse.
For Aldi Food Stores, and most grocery stores there are 4 typical instances how and where customers slip and fall:
- On the sidewalk or parking lot where snow and ice can accumulate
- Around where liquids are handled by customers and dropped, like milk and water aisles
- Produce areas -- where refrigerated or coolers can leak with water or refrigerants or produce areas where items are being sprayed by water
- Near the entrances where outside wetness like rain and snow can be tracked inside by multiple customers
Shaw Law Offices and Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled dozens of slip and falls against Aldi Food Stores stores throughout the State of Indiana.
These cases involve both slip and falls in the parking lots outside the store when snow and ice removal or maintenance was not done correctly and inside the store on spills. Sometimes, boxes or shelves collapse upon unsuspecting customers.
Aldi Food Stores have guidelines and training it gives employees to prevent such matters from occurring.
Oftentimes, Aldi Food Stores or Aldi's Stores have contracts with local snow plow companies to salt and plow snow and remove ice from the parking lots. A careful examination of these contracts is necessary to know whether the provisions were followed correctly.
Another curious occurrence with Aldi Food Stores with regard to slip and falls (similar to Dollar General or other Dollar Stores) is that part of the method towards giving customers lower prices includes the procedures involved in stocking produce and other items.
Aldi will typically employ the "pallet system" of stocking inventory (using a forklift to drop a pallet of produce or other items directly on the storeroom floor, rather than having individual employees stock inventory items).
While this method of inventory stocking might lead to better prices due to fewer employee man-hours, it can also lead to the traffic aisles for customers being encumbered with oversized or improperly placed pallets. Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled many cases where the slip and fall causing a serious injury occurs to unsuspecting customers who are not ready for pallet boards at or near the floor of the aisles encumbering their steps and path. This can lead to serious injuries and falls for customers, who are not necessarily looking at their feet because they are concentrating on the produce/food/items in the bins or the price tags and posters designed to lead customers' eyes upwards and not down at the floor level.
Call Shaw Law Offices to give an opinion as to whether the injury suffered was preventable.
Contact us today Toll Free at (855) DID-U-FALL / (855) 343-8325 to investigate your Aldi's Food Store slip and fall.
Anybody can fall.
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