If you have been injured in a Slip and Fall at Kroger store, or someone you love has been injured at a Kroger store, you need to call an attorney who understands what Kroger does. They will try to avoid paying out any money to victims of slip and fall accidents in their stores.
You are walking around the Kroger and slip on what appears to be a puddle of water. You try and catch yourself, but you hit hard on the tile floor, or you trip over an object in the aisle and fall forward onto the ground. This is common in grocery stores.
Slip and fall accidents are common at grocery stores because they are so large, many people shop there every day, which means that customers often need to walk from one side of the store to another (sometimes several times during their shopping trip). This can lead to unsafe conditions for those who have poor balance or get dizzy easily; this is especially true for older adults who may not notice that there is water on the floor until it’s too late.
If you are seriously injured, call 911 immediately. If your injuries require a trip to the hospital, make sure that someone knows where you are and how to contact them. Do not try to walk on your own if you’re injured; stay calm and wait for help from others. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re injured, ask someone else for assistance before moving around too much (this includes standing up).
If you’re injured at Kroger, do the following:
The next step is to take photos of your injuries and document exactly where in Kroger your accident happened. You should also take photos of the hazard that caused your injury, if possible. If you can’t get a picture of the actual hazard, try to get as close as possible without interfering with the investigation.
Date and time stamps on all photos will help with evidence collection, so be sure to include those!
The failure to seek medical attention can be an issue in a slip and fall case. If you do not do this then Kroger’s insurance company will deny or downplay any injuries from the slip or trip and fall at Kroger’s store.
If you suffer injuries and get medical attention, then it is important that you get a copy of the doctor’s report, hospital bill and ambulance bill so you can prove how serious your injuries were. You should also get a copy of the police report or incident report which documents all aspects of the scene and incident.
Kroger is a company that will find every way possible to avoid paying the victims it hurts.
Kroger will deny your claim even if you have video evidence of their negligence. They’ll tell you that you must have been running, or jumping, or otherwise responsible for your fall in order to get out of paying for medical bills and lost wages. And if your injury has resulted in pain and suffering, good luck trying to collect anything from Kroger—they won’t pay for that either, unless you make them!
If you are injured in a slip and fall at Kroger, the company will do everything possible to avoid paying your claim. Kroger will deny or downplay the severity of the injuries and its responsibility for them. They may even try to say that there wasn’t any water on the floor or ice on the ground when you slipped and fell, but that’s not true! You were there; we were there; this has happened before and it will continue to happen if Kroger doesn’t fix their safety issues.
Kroger also might try to shift blame onto other people as well as make excuses for why it hasn’t fixed these safety problems already. Don’t let them get away with this! We know how Kroger operates, so we’ll fight back against their false claims until they finally pay up for your injuries caused by slip and falls at their stores.
If you or a loved one has been injured at a Kroger store, reach out to us today. You should immediately take photos of your injuries, document where it happened, and seek medical attention for your injuries. It is important to make sure that other customers know about the hazard so that they can avoid it themselves.