A Pinellas County woman is suing an Oldsmar Aldi grocery store, alleging negligence led to her fall.
The woman filed a complaint Feb. 11 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against Aldi LLC, doing business as Aldi Inc., alleging the grocery store operator failed to exercise reasonable care for her safety.
According to the complaint, on May 11, 2017, the woman went to shop at the Aldi grocery store in Oldsmar when she fell due to a puddle of liquid on the floor. She sustained bodily injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, and the expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment.
The woman says Aldi negligently allowed the puddle of water to remain on the floor and failed to clean up the mess.
Spills happen in grocery stores. In fact, you have probably been shopping and heard something fall or shatter followed by “Clean-up on Aisle 5” over the loudspeaker. When spills do happen, the owner or operator of the grocery store is supposed to get the spill cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time so that customers or employees don’t slip and fall.
A slip and fall in a grocery store can result in serious injuries. When you slip on something like a puddle of liquid on a smooth floor, you gain velocity, which increases the force of your impact. You could easily break an arm, shoulder, kneecap, elbow, or leg, or land on your back and end up with head injuries or spinal cord trauma. A slip and fall can also cause your body to twist in unnatural ways that tears ligaments or cartilage, which can result in painful injuries that require surgery.
If you have been injured in a sip and fall accident in a grocery store, and the owner failed to warn customers about the hazard, then they could be found negligent. Our Florida Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can investigate your claim and represent you in negotiations with the business owner or operator and the insurance company to get you full and fair compensation for your suffering. For a free consultation, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.