Whole Foods is a popular place to shop for groceries in New York City when you’re looking for organic foods, specialty items, and healthy meals to go. These stores are typically very well-maintained and provide a safe shopping experience for customers. However, poor management practices, careless employees, and inadequate safety protocols can put New Yorkers at risk while browsing the aisles of their favorite Whole Foods stores.
Here’s what you need to know after a Whole Foods slip and fall, including how your local Brooklyn slip and fall lawyer can help bring the store to justice with a personal injury case.
What Can Cause a Whole Foods Slip and Fall?
Grocery stores, such as Whole Foods, present many different hazards without employees or shoppers even noticing them. It is very common for food and beverage items to spill, be dropped, or burst open. Just think about how many times you’ve seen a rogue apple rolling around on the ground, a leaky jug of milk making a mess, or a spilled bag of rice scattered across the floor of a grocery store! Signs and plastic signs can help warn shoppers about these situations, but they aren’t always used or put up in a timely way.
During rainy or snowy New York weather, grocery store conditions can get more dangerous. Puddles on the floor, pallets left in aisles being restocked, and shopping carts abandoned in hazardous places may cause you to suffer from injuries even if you are being a careful shopper.
Who Is to Blame for Your Fall in Whole Foods?
Whole Foods has a duty of care that involves taking reasonable measures to keep shoppers safe. Showing legal duty of care involves establishing this responsibility, showing that Whole Foods breached that duty, that this scenario caused your fall, and that you suffered from damages as a result.
You may have a case against Whole Foods if the employees did not maintain a safe store environment by failing to clean up messes, placing proper signage, or keeping the aisles free of dangerous obstructions. Just keep in mind that there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury case against Whole Foods.
Proving Negligence in a Case Against Whole Foods
To take on a major company like Whole Foods, it helps to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. The Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help you gather the necessary evidence, prove the elements of your case, and link your injuries to another person’s or company’s negligence associated with your accident. We do this by reviewing surveillance camera footage, talking to witnesses, consulting experts, assessing your medical records and bills, and gathering wage statements from your employer if you have missed time from work after your accident.
Contact a Whole Foods Slip and Fall Attorney
When you work with our legal team, we can help you recover damages and receive a settlement due to accident-related medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and reduced quality of life. Don’t let Whole Foods get away with causing you injuries if the store and/or its employees are to blame for what you are going through.
After seeking immediate medical care for your injuries, please contact our office online or by phone at 718-237-5586. We are available 24/7 to help you through this difficult time, and if you aren’t well enough to come to us, don’t worry because we’ll come to you. Whole Foods slip and falls are just one of the many types of cases that we practice at at our law firm, but these are cases that we are passionate about and have the experience and legal knowledge to win so that justice is served.