Whole Foods Market grocery stores are a relatively new type of grocery store aiming at an upscale clientele.
What makes cases against Whole Foods Market unique is that while they promote healthy and organic foods to keep their customers "safe," they might not exhibit the same concerns when it comes to walking safely in and around the store.
So, you've fallen and injured yourself at Whole Foods Market.
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.
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 Whole Foods Market 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 is ready to help you now on your slip and fall case.
Whole Foods Market can have the same problems as other food retailers -- some foods and liquids get on the floor with an alarming frequency. This can happen when other customers move or drop items. It can also happen because frozen and fresh foods need constant refrigeration and watering. These needs can lead to refrigeration cooler failure, where liquid refrigerant can leak upon the floors or simply when water runs off fresh produce.
Supermarkets and grocery stores can be dangerous places for unsuspecting customers. You need experienced slip and fall attorneys to handle your case and to investigate the cause of the liquids on the floor.
Managers are required to post warning signs of problems in store fixtures causing slippery surfaces, but human error often occurs.
Oftentimes, Whole Foods Market, like all retailers and grocery stores that have parking lots, can experience problems in keeping the parking lots safe from dangerous snow and ice. Supermarkets 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. Whole Foods Market has extensive training of its employees to take prevent such matters from occurring.
They hire professional defense lawyers to handle their lawsuits who are skilled and strategic. You need experienced slip and fall attorneys to handle your case, too.
Attorney Jeff Shaw and Shaw Law Offices have read literally dozens of these contracts and contacted several experts throughout the years to give an opinion as to whether the injury suffered was preventable.
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Contact us today Toll Free at (855) DID-U-FALL / (855) 343-8325 to investigate your Whole Foods slip and fall.