So, you've fallen and injured yourself at Kroger's.
Now what do you do?
See "The 10 Steps You Need to Take to Win Your Case" above. The Kroger Co. is a large grocery store chain committed to defending these cases in a determined and vigorous manner.
So, the most important of your steps is calling the right attorney.
Shaw Law Offices and Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled slip and falls against Walmart 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 Kroger's, 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
Attorney Jeff Shaw has handled many slip and falls against Kroger's and Kroger grocery 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.
For falls that occur outside on snowy or icy parking lots, Kroger and Kroger's grocery stores often 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.Marsh has extensive training of its employees to take prevent such matters from occurring.
Kroger's and Kroger grocery stores also 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.
Attorney Jeff Shaw has done literally dozens of these cases and contacted several experts throughout the years 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 Kroger slip and fall.
We Get You Back on Your Feet.