Liability in Grocery Store Injury Claims

Grocery store owners and their employees have a duty to maintain a safe premises. If a dangerous hazard occurs, they must warn visitors and take steps to remedy it. Unfortunately, not all stores uphold this duty of care, leading to falls.

You have the right to pursue an insurance claim or premises liability lawsuit if your fall was caused by the store’s negligence. To secure a settlement in your claim, you will need to gather enough evidence to prove four important facts.

  • The grocery store owed you a duty of care.
  • The grocery store breached its duty of care through a negligent act or failure to act.
  • The grocery store’s negligence caused your fall and resulting injuries.
  • You suffered damages as a result of the accident.

For example, say that you are walking in a store when you suddenly slip on a puddle of cooking oil. After reviewing surveillance footage, you discover that the spill occurred hours before your accident, and employees failed to clean or mark it.

In this situation, the store owed you a duty to maintain safe premises. It breached that duty by failing to respond to the spill. If the spill was not there, your accident would not have occurred, and you would not have experienced the losses that you did. As a result, you can establish the store’s liability.

Have You Been Injured Due to the Neglect of Others in Kansas City, Missouri?

If you've been hurt in a Kansas City area slip and fall you should speak with an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Robert Norfleet
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death and personal injury clients.