It depends on the specifics of your case. If the store was negligent and failed to clean up a spill they knew about, had ample time to discover the hazardous condition but didn’t, or failed to place warning signs to caution customers of the danger, then you may have a case against the grocery store.
It can be difficult to get the store to admit fault, which would require you to establish negligence on their part. Unfortunately, grocery store slip and fall accidents cases can be difficult because stores and their insurance companies don’t want to pay out on these types of claims. This is why evidence such as pictures of the accident scene and statements from witnesses can help validate your claim.
Sometimes stores may not take customer requests very seriously without involving a lawyer. An attorney can look at your case specifics to determine what your case is worth and what type of compensation you should accept from Kroger. Your case value will depend on the following:
- The type of injury sustained
- Ongoing medical care
- Lost income
The costs related to a grocery store slip and fall can add up quickly. You may have ambulance bills, ER bills, surgical costs, co-pays, and other medical bills—all while you may have lost income if your injury prevented you from working. While you may just want your medical bills paid for, you may have to file a premises liability lawsuit if the store isn’t willing to pay you the amount of compensation that you deserve.
Because stores like Kroger have insurance companies and attorneys on their side, you need to level the playing field and hire a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf. To talk about your claim in further detail, call us for a free consultation at 888-409-3805.