What to do if I fell in a grocery store today?

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What to do if I fell in a grocery store today?

There was liquid spilled in one of the aisles with no sign saying, “WET FLOOR” or anything. My ankle is sore and I have a headache now. An employee saw me on the floor and she asked if I was OK? I told her yes but I said that should have been cleaned up to prevent an accident such as what I just happened to me.

Asked on June 27, 2013 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether the store will be liable for your injury depends on whether you can prove that a store employee knew about the spill and failed to either clean it up or warn you about it.  If the spill had just occurred and no one told an employee before you fell, then the store will not be liable.  If you have not already, you should have the store fill out an incident report.  They should get statements from their employees about what happened.  Insist on getting a copy of that report.  Once you have that, if you think you have a case, consult a personal injury attorney.


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