We don’t often pay attention to the ground we’re walking on—especially when we’re shopping for dinner in a crowded supermarket. We’re thinking about menu options, trying to remember everything on the list (which we forgot at home), messing with coupon and loyalty apps on our phones, and wrangling kids through the congested aisles. But what we don’t see can hurt us. Slip and fall accidents in Arkansas grocery stores, supermarkets, and “Big Box” discount stores injure hundreds of hard-working people like you every year.
All it takes is one misstep and you’re out of commission for days, weeks, or even months.
What’s your family to do if you’re out of work? Can you pay $2,500 out of pocket for resetting a broken arm? Will you get the time off you need to heal correctly?
Slip and Fall Hazards in Arkansas Supermarkets
These types of stores are typically associated with higher rates of slip and fall accidents in Arkansas simply because there are more hazards inherent with:
1) The location of the buildings (usually not inside malls)
2) The infrastructure of the store itself (more refrigeration and water usage)
3) The types of product they sell (produce, seafood, frozen foods)
That danger is real and it creeps up on you before you even set foot inside:
- Cracked pavement
- Garbage and other debris
- Misaligned steps
- Uneven thresholds
Each and every one of these hazards can result in a painful sprain, torn ligament, or broken bone. Continue reading ›