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Publix was founded in 1930 in Lakeland, Florida, and is currently the largest employee-owned corporation in America. This chain of employee-owned grocery stores has over 1,300 locations throughout the U.S. and around 240,000 employees that work in their stores, distribution centers, cooking schools, and corporate offices.

When you hear about supermarket chains that are owned wholly by the employees, you get the impression that they are more invested in keeping the premises clean and safe. After all, it’s their reputation on the line if someone is injured at one of their stores due to a dangerous condition.

This is true in theory, but all supermarkets are prone to situations that can lead to an accident. Trip and falls are one of the leading causes of injury to customers at a grocery store. And Publix is no exception when it comes to fall-related accidents on their property. When these incidents are caused by conditions that should have been taken care of by the store, the victim or their family members may have a case for monetary compensation.

Were you or your loved one injured from tripping on something at a Publix supermarket? As an accident victim, it’s essential to learn about your rights and legal options from a Publix trip and fall attorney. Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation.

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What can Cause People to Trip at a Supermarket?

Being injured from falling down is a common occurrence in supermarkets, whether you’re inside the store or in an outdoor area, like the sidewalk. To prevent injuries to their guests and visitors, Publix owners and employees must exercise reasonable care in the cleaning and maintenance of their properties. This includes taking care of hazards, which have the potential to cause a trip and fall accident. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Objects left out by employees – tools, step stools, pallets, boxes, etc.
  • Debris in the aisles left behind by customers
  • Protruding edges on store displays and low shelves
  • Poor lighting (the customers is unable to see a potential hazard)
  • Exposed rebar in the parking lot
  • Cords and wires that are not properly secured
  • Cracks in the sidewalk
  • Missing tiles and other types of flooring
  • Bunched up edges on carpets and rugs

Taking care of these issues is part of a store’s duty of care, which is a legal obligation they have to anyone with a legitimate reason to be on their premises. Essentially, if there is a reasonable solution to the problem, but the store failed to take action, they are liable if someone is harmed in an accident. This is based on the concept of premises liability, which is the foundation of a trip and fall lawsuit against a property owner.

To learn more about premises liability and how it applies to your accident at a Publix supermarket, please take a moment to contact us and speak with a trip and fall injury attorney.

Injuries from a Trip and Fall at Publix

When you fall down unexpectedly, your body is likely to suffer considerable impact as you fall down on to a hard surface. You could also hit objects, hard surfaces, and sharp corners on your way down, which can add to the severity of your injuries. Sometimes, even if you don’t fall down, the mere act of trying to catch your balance can lead to an injury, mainly from the twisting motions in various parts of your body.

Customers that fall down from tripping on something at a Publix grocery store can be injured from:

  • Deep lacerations
  • Permanent scarring
  • Soft tissue injuries (ligament / muscle tears)
  • Sprains in the wrists and ankles
  • Dislocated joints
  • Skull fracture 
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hip fracture 
  • Broken tailbone
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Damage to the internal organs
  • Shoulder / collarbone fracture
  • Nerve damage  
  • Chronic pain  
Average Case Value of a Trip and Fall Lawsuit

Those who end up with trip and fall injuries at a supermarket typically have questions about the value of their case. Clients often ask for an average case value, but in reality, there is no satisfactory answer to this question. Based on the degree of injury, negligence by the store owners and many other factors, trip and fall settlements can range from $15,000 to $2,500,000. Some clients will receive even more, due to permanent injuries that take away their ability to function independently. Ultimately, what you are entitled to is based on the circumstances that are unique to your own accident.

Length of Time to Settle a Fall Accident Injury Claim

The timeline for a personal injury case may be as short as one or two months. Or, it may take two or more years before your lawsuit is fully resolved, due to the complexities in your case. We would say that the majority of claims handled by our attorneys are settled within 6 to 10 months, but there are plenty of exceptions to this rule. At the end of the day, there are many factors that can affect the amount of time to reach a settlement. We can educate you on these issues and provide answers to any questions you have during a free, no-obligation case review.

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Deadline to Sue Publix for a Trip and Fall Accident

California law has a 2-year statute of limitations on most cases of premises liability, including trip and falls. Thus, you have two years starting from the accident date to file a compensation claim against Publix. Please note that if you are past the deadline for a claim, it’s unlikely that the courts will allow for an extension. Many people lose their right to monetary damages, simply for waiting too long on a lawsuit against the negligent party. Don’t let this happen to you; contact our attorneys to get started on a Publix trip and fall accident claim.

Lawyers with Experience in Supermarket Accident Injury Cases

The statistics speak for themselves when it comes to trip and falls and slip falls. These are extremely dangerous events that can result in severe injuries to many parts of your body. Publix and other owners of supermarket chains are well aware of this fact. But they can be quite resistant when a victim tries to claim what is rightfully theirs after a trip and fall accident.

Our sole motivation is to bring you justice through a compensation award for your harm and suffering. We have a proven track record of recovery on behalf of fall accident injury victims at supermarkets, big box stores, shopping malls, and many other commercial premises throughout California. We can help you initiate an injury claim against Publix or continue an existing accident case if you are not happy with your current law firm. All you have to do is contact us at our office and schedule a free initial consultation or free second opinion.

As we work on a contingency basis, you pay nothing to receive legal representation from one of our attorneys. The only time we get paid is at the end of your case, when you receive your settlement from a successful Publix trip and fall injury lawsuit. Otherwise, the Zero Fee Guarantee ensures that you won’t be charged for any legal fees.

To discuss your available legal options with a supermarket fall accident injury attorney, call the offices of DTLA Law Group.

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