Trader Joe’s is an American chain of specialty grocery stores that is privately held, and based in Monrovia, California, in Greater Los Angeles. By April 22, 2016, Trader Joe’s had 455 stores, about half of which are located in California. The retail store also has locations in 41 other states and in Washington, D.C. As of 2015, it was competing among “fresh format” grocery stores in the United States.
With more than 10,000 employees, and a large number of customers, Trader Joe’s employees may sometimes fail to notice spills that can occur and cause its customers to slip, trip and fall. Trader Joe’s employees have a duty to ensure that their customers are kept safe while they are shopping in their grocery stores. If you suffered an injury while you were shopping in Trader Joe’s, call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg at 1-877-595-HURT (4878) for a free consultation with an attorney.
What Kind of Injuries Have Trader Joe’s Customers Sustained?
Given the large size of the supermarket, and its many departments, customers may be likely to encounter a number of unforeseen dangers. It is possible for customers to slip, trip and fall due to the presence of displays and promotional advertisements that obstruct aisles. Or they may slip and fall on liquids that have spilled, and have not been properly cleaned up.
If you sustained serious injuries while shopping at Trader Joe’s because of the negligence of its employees, you may have a strong case of negligence against the company. You may be able to recover compensation to assist you in your recovery.
Some typical types of injuries that customers suffer in slip and fall accidents include:
- Breaking a hip
- Back injury
- Head injury
- Knee injury
If you have suffered these or other slip and fall injuries at Trader Joe’s, you may be able to secure compensation. This compensation is comparable to that of other personal injury lawsuits, and could include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Potential future medical expenses
What to do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Trader Joe’s:
- Consult a medical professional immediately for treatment of your injury.
- Do not sign any forms from Trader Joe’s management or anyone representing them, including attorneys and insurance company representatives prior to speaking with an attorney.
- Do not take it upon yourself to file a claim against them. Call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, and have a seasoned personal injury attorney advocate for your interests.