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I Fell at a Superstore, Do I Have a Claim?

I Fell at a Superstore, Do I Have a Claim?

If you live in or near Columbia, South Carolina, you’ve probably driven by King of Carts Superstore, Walmart, Target, or Costco Wholesale. What do all these stores have in common? They’re called superstores and sometimes they can be liable for injuries that occur on their properties.

In regards to superstores, there are a few different types of personal injury lawsuits that are filed against them, specifically those involving falling merchandise, and slip and fall accidents that occur inside the stores and directly outside their doors. For the purpose of this article, we’re going to discuss slip and fall accidents that occur at superstores.

Is the Store Liable for Slip & Fall Accidents?

Superstores can be dangerous places, especially because they carry all kinds of products that can be dangerous if they get on the ground and aren’t mopped up promptly. Dish soap, water, sodas, baby shampoo, bananas, squished tomatoes, lotions, vegetable oil, and then leaky roofs and leaky refrigerators and so on – they can all lead to dangerous slips and falls if they aren’t cleaned up quickly by superstores.

If you slip and fall, is the store liable? It depends on the extent of your injuries and if the store failed to keep the premises safe. If you slipped and fell on a wet or slippery substance and it resulted in a hospital trip, broken bones, and lost income, you may definitely have a case against the superstore.

For example, suppose you slipped on a floor that had just been mopped, and the store employee who mopped it failed to put a “Caution Wet Floor” sign. As a result, you broke your wrist, went to the hospital, got a cast, a $2,000 ER bill, had to receive surgery (another $2,000), and missed two months from your job as a massage therapist. Would you have a case? Most likely, you would.

Our advice in a slip and fall case is to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible from our firm; you want to preserve evidence. Not only could you have a case, but the superstore should have video footage, which may help support a potential claim.


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