Supermarket Slip and Falls
Most of the time, going to the grocery store is a boring but necessary part of everyday life. Unfortunately, however, unsuspecting shoppers are frequently injured in slip and fall accidents in supermarkets. As a result, what should be an uneventful errand may result in a serious injury with lasting effects. If you suffered injuries in a supermarket slip and fall, you may be entitled to damages. The Cape Cod slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have over 150 years of combined experience seeking compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others. If you were hurt in a supermarket slip and fall, our attorneys will vigorously pursue the compensation that you are owed. Our knowledge and skill in pursuing damages in Massachusetts courts has enabled us to obtain several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.Supermarket Liability
Under Massachusetts law, if you are injured in a supermarket slip and fall accident, the supermarket can be held liable for your injuries if the store’s mode of operation makes it reasonably foreseeable that a dangerous condition would occur. In analyzing a business’ mode of operation, the focus is on whether the nature of the business creates a substantial risk of injury due to a slip and fall accident. As the analysis pertains to supermarkets, the self-serve nature of stores creates a substantial risk of slip and fall accidents, due to the likelihood of objects falling on the floor. Therefore, if a supermarket failed to take any reasonable precaution that was necessary to prevent a dangerous condition, such as produce falling on the floor, and you were subsequently injured by the dangerous condition, the supermarket can be held liable.
Under the mode of operation theory of liability, it is not necessary for a supermarket to have notice of a dangerous condition or ample opportunity to remove the dangerous condition. Therefore, how long the dangerous condition existed or whether the supermarket employees knew or should have known of the condition does not matter. Instead, in determining whether a supermarket should be held liable for a slip and fall, it is necessary for your attorney to show that the condition that caused you to fall was foreseeable due to the supermarket’s mode of operation. If you were injured in a supermarket slip and fall accident, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not waive the right to recover damages.Damages Recoverable
While slipping and falling on something on the floor in a supermarket may not seem serious at first, you can sustain serious injuries from a fall, including broken bones. You may need to undergo surgery and extensive physical therapy, and you may need to modify your home or use assistive devices to walk. As a result, you should be able to recover damages for any pain, suffering, and inconvenience caused by your fall, as well as the cost of any medical treatment or prescriptions. If you were forced to miss work due to your injury, or if you are unable to work, you may be entitled to damages for wage loss and loss of future earnings. Additionally, your spouse may be able to recover damages for the loss of your services and companionship. A knowledgeable premises liability lawyer who has experience handling supermarket slip and fall cases will be able to assess the facts of your case and set forth arguments that will allow you to recover the damages that you are owed.Set up a Consultation With a Slip and Fall Lawyer on Cape Cod
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III consistently obtain favorable outcomes for victims who have been injured in supermarket slip and fall accidents. We have the knowledge and experience to thoroughly assess the facts of your situation so that we may present a case that affords you a strong chance of recovery, and we will aggressively advocate on your behalf to recover the damages that you are owed. We represent people across Cape Cod from our offices in Hyannis and Plymouth. Contact us at 888-262-6664 or via our online form to set up a free consultation.