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It is entirely possible that you may be able to recover for your medical bills plus an additional amount for the pain and suffering that you have experienced. You should discuss the specific facts of your slip and fall with an attorney to discuss the potential liability of the supermarket where you suffered your fall.
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I agree that additional information would be necessary to evaluate the possibility of bringing a claim for medical bills or for the other harms caused by your slip and fall accident. However, with that said, many commercial businesses have a medical payments insurance policy which will pay your medical bills regardless of fault. I would encourage you to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area before speaking with a representative of the supermarket.
If you slipped on a hazardous floor area, and the property owner had reasonable notice of the hazard but failed to make the area safe, you likely have a valid claim for damages which would include the amount of all related medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages/earning capacity, and pain & suffering. You should ask a personal injury attorney to handle the claim, as the insurance company will give you as little as it can get away with no attorney to protect your interests.
Feel free to call with any questions. I handle many cases like this, and would be happy to discuss.
Best of luck.
Slip and fall cases are very fact specific. The answer to your question will depend on such things as what was it that caused you to slip, who was responsible for that condition, how long was that condition present, etc. Basically, did the owner of the property, or its employees do or fail to do something that contributed to your accident? You need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can go through all of those facts with you in order to make a determination as to whether you do have a case to recover damages for your injuries. Good luck.
More information is needed to answer your question fully, but depending on the circumstances it is possible. Essentially, “slip and fall” liability attaches where the owner or proprietor knew or should have known of a potentially dangerous condition on the property, and failed to take the proper steps to remove the danger, to minimize an unavoidable danger, or to warn others of the danger. For example, if a bottle of oil spills in a grocery store aisle, the store owner may not be held liable if someone slips upon it before the owner has had a reasonable opportunity to learn of the problem and to address it an appropriate way by cleaning it up, giving a warning, or blocking the area from public access. If you slipped on a spilled substance and you believe that the store owner should have been aware of the spill, then you may have a viable claim and I would suggest you speak to a local personal injury attorney. Good Luck!!
In order for the supermarket to be responsible, there had to be some careless act on its part such as cleaning the floor and leaving it slippery or leaving produce on the floor. There has to be a cause of your slip and fall for the store to be liable. If there was, you will be entitled to far more than your medical bills. See a lawyer immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to prove what caused the fall. Good luck.
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