This week, we covered the tragic story of Billie Padilla, a Long Beach woman who suffered a fatal fall at the Superior Super Warehouse in 2008. The accident, which occurred when Padilla was attempting to pull two stuck shopping carts apart, resulted in a California slip and fall lawsuit and wrongful death lawsuit. Although a judge recently decided the grocery store was not at fault for the accident and injury, the case is still a reminder of the hazards which may be present even at our local stores.
Here are a few examples of common grocery store slip and fall accidents:
It is important to understand that not all grocery store slip and fall accidents are due to the negligence of the store’s staff or owners. Some accidents are due to the carelessness of the shopper. In order to receive compensation for injuries and other losses, you must prove that your accident could and should have been prevented. If the store knew about the danger to customers and did not address it, or if the store did not take reasonable care to protect its customers, it may be responsible for the accident.
The best way to know for sure whether you may be owed damages in the wake of a grocery store fall accident is to speak with an experienced California premises liability attorney about the details of your case. At Russell & Lazarus, we can help you review the evidence surrounding your accident and understand where the fault may life. To request a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-268-9228.