If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a Publix supermarket, you may be entitled to compensation. In the state of Florida, business establishments have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for customers and to provide adequate warning of any hazards such as spilled liquids. If Publix staff failed in this duty and you were injured as a result, contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys to discuss your case.
A serious fall can cause devastating injuries, but if your accident was caused by the negligence of Publix staff, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To speak with a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall injury attorney and determine the best way to proceed with your claim, call Englander Peebles today at (954) 231-1384.
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Do I Have Grounds for a Premises Liability Claim Against Publix?
The answer to this question depends on the facts surrounding your injury. For your premises liability claim to be successful, it must be shown that your injury was caused by the negligence of Publix staff. Common examples of negligence in Publix slip and fall cases include:
- Failing to clean up spilled liquids
- Leaving wires exposed on the floor
- Not having sufficient lighting
- Not fixing holes or cracks in the floor
- Failing to keep floor surfaces dry
- Not fixing uneven floor surfaces
- Failing to fix tears or pulls in carpet
- Leaving objects or debris in walkways
Even if it seems obvious that your injury was caused by the negligence of Publix staff, recovering compensation in a slip and fall case often involves an uphill legal battle. Publix might argue that the accident was somehow your fault or that staff did not have sufficient time to warn customers about the hazard.
You must have evidence to prove negligence and the value of your damages. This is where the skilled injury lawyers at Englander Peebles can help.
We will interview witnesses, assess the incident report and police report, review surveillance footage, and gather other evidence to help prove negligence and liability. We will also gather your medical records, pay stubs, income tax returns, and receipts and invoices related to your injury to prove the value of your damages. We can also arrange medical expert witness testimony if necessary.
Importance of Consulting a Florida Injury Attorney as Soon as Possible
Your statements and actions immediately after a slip and fall and over the weeks and months that follow will likely have a profound impact on the outcome of your claim. The personal injury attorneys at Englander Peebles are experienced and we can help you avoid costly mistakes that can harm your case.
Over time, important evidence may disappear or become unavailable. Our attorneys will get to work immediately to gather any evidence that could be used to strengthen your claim.
Trust Englander Peebles With Your Publix Slip and Fall Case
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in a Publix supermarket, contact Englander Peebles to discuss your case. Call (954) 231-1384 or use our online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.