Residents in the Fresno area are sure to have seen or even visited one of the three Foods Co. stores located at:
- 3657 W Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93711
- 3053 E Shields Ave Fresno, CA 93726
- 4838 E Kings Canyon Rd Fresno, CA 93727
These stores are part of the much larger Kroger Co. family of stores with locations throughout the country. That large footprint means Foods Co. enjoys significant buying power and lower prices than many of the local markets in the area. So shoppers are willing to overlook some inconveniences to save money each week on their food purchases.
However, what these bargain hunters might not understand is that shopping at Foods Co. could be putting their safety at risk. These locations have an inordinate number of customer accidents and injuries, including falling objects, security guard assault and battery, trip and fall, and the most common Foods Co. injury accident, slip and fall incidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered any injury at a Fresno Foods Co., don’t hesitate to contact the expert personal injury lawyers at DTLA Law Group. Our staff is available 24/7 to ensure that you have access to expert legal advice at any time of the day or night. Just contact the office to discuss your rights as a victim of a Foods Co. security guard assault and battery, a falling object injury accident in Foods Co., a trip and fall while shopping in Foods Co., or a slip and fall at Foods Co. We provide a free consultation with an experienced Foods Co. injury accident lawyer to ensure you understand your rights and if you have grounds to file a Foods Co. accident injury lawsuit.
Why Are Foods Co. Stores So Hazardous?
Consumers face many situations daily that can become dangerous in the blink of an eye. When shopping in a store like Foods Co. or walking down the street, the hazards are all around you. However, in a store, you have the right to expect the staff to maintain the store in a safe and hazard-free manner. But sadly, that is not always what happens. So you could encounter any of the following safety concerns in a Foods Co. store in Fresno:
- Food items spilled on the floor from damaged packaging – things like rice, dried beans, pet kibble, sugar, or flour can be especially hard to see when on the floor but cause a significant slip and fall hazard
- Liquids are also dangerous when they spill from damaged bottles, jars, cartons, or jugs – if the container was glass, the added concern of sharp pieces of glass makes this issue even more hazardous
- Coolers, refrigerators, and freezers are prone to leaking liquid when cooling lines are damaged or if the contents of the unit are leaking
- Pieces of ice on the floor create a huge slip and fall hazard that only gets worse when the ice melts to an even less obvious puddle of water – ice can be found in the freezer section, near drink dispensers, in the fresh food area on a chiller table, or near the front of the store where grab and go meals or snacks are displayed on an ice table
- Leaking water lines, damaged plumbing fixtures, and clogged drains or toilets also create a flood of water that increases the potential for a severe injury due to the slippery floor conditions
Other hazards you could encounter include merchandise piled too high on shelves, items that are poorly stacked and prone to fall on the floor, damaged or folded floor mats, and missing floor mats at the entrance to the store. All of these issues contribute to the number of slip and fall accident injuries occurring in Foods Co. stores in the area.
But what is more upsetting is that all of these safety hazards could have and should have been eliminated before an unsuspecting customer suffered a Foods Co. injury accident slip and fall. If the staff was making routine inspections of the store, they would see and be able to correct these apparent issues that result in patrons being injured.
Why Duty Of Care Is So Important
All stores are obligated to the public to provide a safe shopping space. The guidelines for this duty of care are part of premises liability law designed to protect shoppers. All stores, including Foods Co., are obligated to provide a level of care that is equal to what the average person would deliver.
For example, if the typical person would mop up water spilled on the floor, pick up ice found on the floor, or remove trash from a walkway to avoid an injury accident, the staff at Foods Co. should do the same. If they fail to provide this basic level of care, they can be found negligent in their duty of care. When that negligence causes a shopper to be injured, the store can be liable for the victim’s injuries and losses due to the incident.
When you meet with your DTLA Law Group Foods Co. injury accident slip and fall lawyer, they will answer your questions about liability and tell you if they believe you have reason to file a lawsuit against Foods Co. You can also explore the process of filing a lawsuit and all the services that are provided by your DTLA Law Group team of legal experts.
How Much Is My Foods Co. Injury Accident Slip And Fall Lawsuit Worth?
The value of each lawsuit is based primarily on the injuries and losses suffered by the victim. You will work with the staff at DTLA Law Group to compile all the costs you incurred due to the incident that can be included in your claim. The typical items will fall into the following categories:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Legal fees
- Replacement cost of damaged personal property
In addition, you can include a dollar amount to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. The amount is based on the severity of the injuries and the time required to heal. Your Foods Co. injury accident slip and fall lawyer will provide the information needed to include an appropriate amount for your injuries.
Typical Foods Co. Slip And Fall Injuries You Could Suffer
Sadly, most Foods Co. injury accident slip and fall victims suffer at least one severe injury. The number of sharp edges and corners on shelving, the hard floor, and countless other obstacles in these stores often create multiple injuries as the victim falls to the ground. Some of the most severe and alarming injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Head injuries, including skull fractures, concussions, brain hemorrhages, brain contusions, or other traumatic head injuries
- Severe lacerations or puncture wounds involving damage to internal organs or internal bleeding
- Spinal cord, neck, or back injuries
- Facial injuries to the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, or skin
- Dislocated joints or damage to the connective tissue of the joints
- Soft tissue and nerve damage
In addition to suffering these physical injuries, many Foods Co. slip and fall injury victims face financial hardships, loss of quality of life, added stress and anxiety, and depression. These issues complicate their healing process and can hinder making a complete recovery.
When To File Your Foods Co. Injury Accident Slip And Fall Lawsuit
Most personal injury cases have a Statute of Limitations of two years from the date of the incident. So if you were injured at Foods Co. by a falling object, endured assault and battery by a Foods Co. security guard, or experienced a trip and fall or slip and fall injury accident at Foods Co., the staff at DTLA Law Group encourages you to contact our office as quickly as possible to determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. Our team is dedicated to working diligently to have your claim filed with the court as rapidly as possible to ensure you have the compensation you deserve for the injuries and losses you suffered.
I Don’t Think I Can Afford A Foods Co. Injury Accident Slip And Fall Lawyer
If you are worried that you cannot afford to pay upfront legal fees and will be forced to struggle to get the compensation you deserve from Foods Co., the team at DTLA Law Group has the solution you need. We never charge any upfront legal fees for our services. Instead, we take on your case with no money coming from your pocket. And we only get paid once you have the settlement or verdict funds needed to pay your legal fees, medical bills, and other expenses.
In addition, if we fail to deliver the compensation you deserve, you owe us nothing. So there is no added financial risk to you. All we want our clients to do is focus on healing and restoring their life to all it was before they suffered a Foods Co. accident slip and fall or another injury incident. So please get in touch with our office today to discuss your case with a Foods Co. injury accident lawyer and schedule a free consultation. Once you understand your rights and how to move forward with a Foods Co. accident injury lawsuit, you will find your stress level has decreased, and you can focus on the genuinely essential aspects of your life, like healing and enjoying time with your loved ones.