At all times of the year, grocery stores are an essential element of communities and society, frequented by most people on a regular basis. But during the months of November and December, when many people are visiting the grocery store with holiday meal preparation in mind, grocery stores can become particularly packed. During this busy season, the risk of an accident may increase, including the risk of a store slip and fall. Consider the following about a few of the most common types of grocery store slip and fall-related injuries, as well as damages that may result from a slip and fall accident.

Common Slip and Fall Injuries

A slip, trip, or fall in the grocery store may be the result of a falling object, a spill of food or beverage, or a hazardous condition within the store, such as an unsafe walking area. In any case, if a slip and fall accident occurs, injuries that result might include:

  • Head and traumatic brain injuries;
  • Bone fracture injuries, particularly hip, wrist, clavicle, and elbow injuries;
  • Back and neck injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries in the most severe of cases;
  • Sprains and strains, including knee ACL/MCL injuries and sprained ankles; 
  • Internal injuries; and
  • Bruises and lacerations. 

Some of the above injuries have the potential to be very serious, requiring intensive medical care. In the most serious of cases, an injury like a traumatic brain injury or a back or neck injury can cause permanent impairment. 

Damages Resulting from Grocery Store Slip and Falls

When a person is injured in a grocery store slip and fall, the damages that they incur aren’t just limited to physical harm. Instead, damages that are associated with a serious slip and fall accident include:

  • Medical bills, including the costs of hospital stays, medication, surgeries, and rehabilitation and therapy;
  • Lost wages in the event that the injury is severe enough to prevent the affected person from returning to work, either short-term or permanently; and
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional distress – being injured can take a psychological toll on a person, particularly when those injuries are permanently disabling. You deserve to be compensated not just for your monetary losses, but also for your noneconomic damages, too. 

Helping You Prove Liability and Recover Damages for Your Harm 

Being injured and suffering the above damages can be traumatic and frustrating, especially if you’re unsure who to hold liable for your injuries and how to recover compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. At the law offices of Lovenberg & Associates, P.C., our grocery store slip and fall lawyers in Massachusetts can investigate your case, gather evidence, and prove that the grocery store breached its duty of care to you, leading to your accident and injury. 

Call Our Boston Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one is involved in a grocery store slip and fall, know that you are not alone – our lawyers are here to provide you with the support and counsel you need. To schedule your free consultation with our Boston slip and fall lawyers, reach out to us today by phone at (617) 973-9950, or send us a message at your convenience online instead.