Shoprite is once again facing a slip and fall lawsuit, filed by a woman who is seeking significant compensation for the injuries she sustained in her local store.
String Bean Causes Serious Injuries
In 2014, a 55-year-old woman went shopping at her local ShopRite. She was browsing through the produce section when she suddenly felt her floor hit an object and slip out from under her. According to her legal complaint, she “violently fell to the floor.”
The object under her foot? A string bean.
The plaintiff alleges that this fall caused her to sustain serious injuries of a permanent nature. She claims that she is disfigured as a result and that she will forever experience physical and mental pain as a result.
In her lawsuit, she states that ShopRite was at fault because they failed to place the string beans in self-serving bins which easily allowed the beans to fall out. Furthermore, the store did not install anti-slip mats or other safety devices in what she described as a “ultrahazardous” environment.
The plaintiff has been unable to return to work because of the injuries that she sustained and has significant debt due to medical expenses. She is seeking full compensation for her losses.
Grocery Store Slip & Fall Lawsuits Are Common
There are many hazards in a grocery store which could result in a slip and fall accident. Examples of these hazards include:
- Wet Floors
- Spilled Food
- Loose Wiring
- Damaged Flooring
- Broken Sidewalks
The owners and managers of these stores are required to regularly check for these hazards and any others that might cause harm to a future patron.
How Often Must A Grocery Store Check For Potential Hazards?
There is no simple answer to this question. The law states that regular checks must be made in a reasonable time frame. What is considered reasonable will vary greatly from location to location as no two stores are exactly the same.
Our legal team can review your case and help you determine if negligence occurred. If it did, our attorneys will fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum compensation possible.
What Does Compensation From A Slip & Fall Lawsuit Cover?
When a civil lawsuit is filed, compensation can come through two avenues: a settlement or a successful verdict.
A settlement is a carefully negotiated agreement that takes place between two parties outside of the courtroom. However, not every plaintiff is made an offer and not every offer is worth accepting. In these cases, the better option may be to take the fight to the courtroom where our legal team aggressively fights for the maximum compensation.
Not matter how compensation is obtained, the amount recovered is intended to pay for a plaintiff’s medical bills, lost earnings, physical pain and suffering, and emotional trauma. The total amount varies in each case.
How Long Will My Lawsuit Take?
A civil lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to reach its conclusion. There are many factors that can impact how long a case will take. For example, if an appropriate offer to settle is made, the case may close quickly.
The majority of this time is spent in a phase called “discovery”. This phase is the fact-finding phase during which the evidence that is needed to support a plaintiff’s claim is collected and an argument is crafted.
Why Should I Choose To Work With Philly Slip And Fall Guys?
Our attorneys have years of slip and fall lawsuit experience. Not only is our legal team incredibly familiar with premises liability law but we have the courtroom experience that you need on your side.
In addition to this, our law firm has the resources needed to take on large corporations and the government. Knowing that a law firm has the resources required to fight legal battles of this caliber is incredibly important when making a decision.
To learn more about our lawyers, our past successes, and how we can help you, call for your consultation today.