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I Fell at Whole Foods and Got Hert

Whole Foods Market ExteriorIf you’re lucky enough to shop at Whole Foods Market, be it a one-off or for your weekly shop, you likely go with your health forefront in your mind. You are a person who is willing to pay for the best food for your body, so if you go into Whole Foods Market and leave the worse for wear, something has gone seriously wrong.

It is Whole Foods Market’s responsibility to maintain a safe space for its shoppers, but despite it is still a grocery store, and despite its focus on people’s health hazards can still cause serious slip and fall incidents.

A slip and fall accident at Whole Foods Market, or any grocery store, can leave you with injuries that have an impact on your health, quality of life, and finances for years after.

Hazards in a Whole Foods Market Store

Grocery stores are full of hazards which have to be attended to quickly by the store’s staff, otherwise it puts the customers’ health at risk. Refrigerated and freezer aisles are notorious for dangerous spills, but spilled liquids can also get overlooked in the soda and beverages aisles, as well as anywhere there is soup, alcohol, sauces, or soaps and makeup.

Anywhere can become a hazard if products fall onto the floor and cause a customer to slip or trip. Beyond accidental hazards, staff negligence can also cause accidents if they leave out equipment.  

If you experienced a slip and fall accident in a Whole Foods Market and need immediate assistance from a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer, click here [link:] to talk with someone about your situation as soon as possible.

I Just Slipped and Fell in a Whole Foods, What Do I Need to Do?

If you just fell and you’re worried about what to do to make sure you have the best chance of making a personal injury claim, don’t worry, here are the steps you need to take.

  1. First, stay calm and take deep breaths. The adrenaline may be covering a larger injury, so don’t get embarrassed and try to cover up the problem. If you’re still on the floor, ask someone to get the store manager and, if necessary, call an ambulance for you.
  2. Make sure the manager sees you and what caused your fall. Take pictures of the hazard with your cellphone so no one can dispute its existence. Do your best to remember what the manager says and does. If they haven’t yet arrived, be ready to start recording on your phone. You don’t need to record their face – this may make them defensive, but if you can record the audio it will be beneficial.
  3. Ask the manager to make a report of your fall but be aware that you cannot force anyone to do so. Most stores have a policy so they should be happy to write one up.
  4. Don’t, under any circumstances, admit fault. They may write this down and use it against you later.
  5. Ask for medical assistance if you have not already had a chance to do so.
  6. If any other shoppers are around you who stopped to help, ask them for their contact information so they can provide a witness report later.

I Slipped and Fell in a Whole Foods Market Today, What Should I Do?

If you had a slip and fall accident in a Whole Foods Market it is important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Whole Foods Market is an international supermarket, and thus has a large legal team at their disposal ready to combat claims such as the Louisiana woman’s in the example below. They understand that slip and fall incidents are likely in their stores, and they will be quick to defend themselves against any and all claims.

A personal injury lawyer will be able to use their experience and expertise to put together a case that best represents your circumstances and the negligence of the Whole Foods Market staff to get you the best result possible.

An Example of a Whole Foods Market Accident

2014, Louisiana: a woman was shopping in a Whole Foods Market produce section when she slipped in a puddle and fell.

She said she seriously injured the right side of her lower body when she fell, and she tried to sue Whole Foods Market because she believed they were responsible and at fault for her injuries because they did not mop up the puddle in a timely manner.

She wanted compensation to cover her medical bills, pain, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment in life.

If you need to speak to a Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer about injuries you sustained in a Whole Foods Market, click here to contact us today.

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