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If You Slip And Fall In Walmart

Posted on 05/16/22 by admin in Premises Liability

Accidents can happen anywhere. Including in big grocery stores like Walmart. A slip and fall in Walmart may seem like an impossible case to face. Especially considering the fact that they are a huge grocery chain. Could there be a possibility to file a trip and fall claim if it happened in Walmart?

How A Slip And Fall In Walmart Is Different

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, but they may be more likely to occur in a big store like Walmart due to the sheer number of people who shop there every day. Additionally, the size of Walmart stores can make it more difficult for employees to keep an eye on potential hazards. In 2021 their stores saw an average of 241 million customers per week. That is larger than other grocery store chains and competitors like Target. In the case of a slip and fall accident in a store, what should you do first?

busy Walmart store parking lot

 

If you slip and fall in a big grocery store like Walmart, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the store. In order to succeed in your claim, you will need to prove that the store was negligent in some way – for example, if there was a wet floor that was not properly marked with a sign. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident at Walmart, first, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. Take care of your immediate needs.

Furthermore, you may have a personal injury claim. The more evidence you have that Walmart was negligent, the better your case and the better your chance to recover compensation, even when facing a large grocery store like Walmart.

What Evidence You Need If You Slip And Fall In Walmart?

This can be difficult to deal with, but if you have witnesses or video footage of the incident, make sure to ask to have the footage. Another important piece of evidence is pictures. Make sure to take as many pictures of the floor where the accident happened, take pictures of your injuries, etc. If you are seeking medical treatment right after an accident and couldn’t take any pictures, ask a family member or friend to take pictures of the accident scene. Some witnesses may even be helpful enough to do so if you have to leave the accident scene for medical attention. Just make sure to ask someone for help. Furthermore, get the contact information of witness. They can vouch for you.

This goes for more than slip and fall accidents. Make sure to follow the above steps if you are injured in any way on their premises. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to accidents include:

  1. Wet floors with no warning signs
  2. Spilled food or drinks with no cleanup in sight
  3. Uneven flooring or carpets
  4. Loose floorboards or tiles
  5. Unstable shelves and stacked goods

stacked grocery store shelves

No matter the accident, take action right away. It can help your personal injury case in the long run.

Who Is At Fault: The Store Or The Corporation?

You’ll need to prove your side of the case. So, who are you proving negligent?

The store may be held liable if it can be proven that they were negligent. You may be able to recover damages from the store. However, it is important to know that Walmart has a slip and fall policy that may limit your recovery. To learn more about this policy and how it may impact your case, make sure to do your research if you decide to handle your own case. However, you have the option to hire an attorney who can do the work for you.

finding Walmart's policy limits after a slip and fall in Walmart

Walmart will have their own attorneys. So, make sure they won’t diminish your slip and fall claim. Besides, you may not have to worry about paying your attorney any money out of pocket. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay them upfront ever. In the chance the attorney can’t get compensation, you don’t pay them. There would be no risk to you. But it depends on every law firm. So, if you are thinking about hiring a slip and fall lawyer, ask them if they work on a contingency fee basis.

Here at our firm we do work on a contingency fee basis. Contact our firm for a free consultation to go over your case. We will be honest with you, and start working on your case quickly.

Contact A Slip And Fall Lawyer Who Works On A Contingency Fee Basis

When it comes to slip and fall cases in Walmart, there are a few things that you should know. First, Walmart has a slip and fall policy that may limit your recovery. Second, you need to have certain proof in order to win your case. And finally, who is actually negligent in a slip and fall case at Walmart can be tricky to determine.

stressed woman trying to figured out how to handle her own slip and fall case

If you slip and fall in Walmart, you should speak with a personal injury attorney. They can help you understand the slip and fall policy and what it means for your case. They can also help you gather the necessary proof and evidence to build a strong case. And finally, they can help you determine who is actually at fault for your slip and fall accident.

You have the option to handle your own case, however keep in mind, Walmart will have their own attorneys. Moreover, here at Malloy Law Offices won’t charge you ever out of pocket. Don’t try to do it alone if you slip and fall in Walmart. Speak with a personal injury attorney today from our team to get the help and guidance you need to win your case.