The most common accidents that occur on Cumberland Farms property involve slip and falls either in the parking lot of inside the convenient store. Cumberland Farms operates a self-service coffee station where customers pour their own coffee. Often times customers are rushing in the morning or for some other reason end up accidentally spilling coffee on the floor near the coffee station. Sometimes these spills go unnoticed by the customers and employees which creates a serious slip and fall hazard.
Supermarkets like Stop & Shop have policies and procedures they put in place in order to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring on their property. Given the nature of the grocery store business, and the fact that large numbers of customers are walking in around these stores on a daily basis, it is not surprising accidents are commonplace in supermarket stores.
Dangerous hazardous conditions develop in supermarkets over time given the sheer volume of customers that are walking through the grocery store on a daily basis, most of them pushing big clunky shopping carts made of metal. Hazardous conditions are bound to develop on the floors or aisles with all the perishable goods being transported, water and condensation from ice and cooling systems, and liquid spills from dropped or broken merchandise.
Our attorneys have brought many claims against ‘big box’ stores and aware of the procedures they employ when processing claims. Hiring our firm early in the process will allow our attorneys the time needed to preserve any in-store camera recordings and locate and interview any eyewitnesses. We are relentless in our pursuit of these claims and do everything in our power to investigate and document the claim for settlement negotiations or future trial.
Most injuries that occur in Target are the result of slip and fall accidents and most slip and fall accidents are caused by a foreign substances on the floor. For example, clear or colorless substances including water, cleaning fluids, and other liquids that are wet or slippery are especially hazardous to customers.
Malls, shopping centers and outlets have a responsibly to properly maintain their stores and parking lots in a reasonably safe condition. Mall and outlet store owners have a duty to keep the premises free of any dangerous hazards or defects that could potentially harm customers. If a Mall fails to exercise the proper care in maintaining the premises, then they can be responsible for injuries sustained to customers on the property if the mall owner or his employee either knew or should have known about dangerous condition on the property and didn’t take reasonable measures to repair it.
Massachusetts convenience store owners and operators have a responsibly to properly maintain their stores and parking lots in a reasonably safe condition. Convenience store owners have a duty to keep the premises free of any dangerous hazards or defects that could potentially harm customers. If a convenience store fails to exercise the proper care in maintaining the premises, then they can be responsible for injuries sustained to customers on the property if the convenience store owner or his employee knew or should have known about dangerous condition on the property and didn’t take reasonable measures to repair it.
Massachusetts supermarkets and grocery stores have a legal duty to maintain their stores and parking lots in a reasonably safe condition. These business owners have an obligation to keep the premises free of any dangerous hazards or defects that could potentially harm customers. If a supermarket or grocery store neglects to exercise proper care in maintaining the premises, then they can be held responsible for injuries sustained to customers on the property if the supermarket knew, or should have known, of the dangerous condition and didn’t take reasonable measures to repair it.
Massachusetts fast food restaurants must maintain their restaurants and parking lots in a reasonably safe condition so that customers don’t slip, fall, and get injured. Fast food restaurants also have a duty to keep the premises free of any dangerous hazards or defects that could potentially harm customers.
Up until 2010 it was very difficult to bring a lawsuit against a property owner if you slipped, fell and got injured on his or her property. Up until this point it was up to an injured party to show that they slipped and fell on an unnatural accumulation of snow. This meant that injured parties couldn’t bring a claim against a property owner if their slip and fall accident occurred on a natural accumulation of snow.
When you enter a commercial business establishment like a supermarket, convenient store, restaurant or department store you shouldn’t have to keep your head down and eyes out for spills or slippery floors wet with cleaning detergents. Property and business owners have a duty to provide a safe environment for every customer and guest invited onto the property. Business owners must take steps to insure the property is maintained in a safe condition and must adequately warn guests of any unsafe or hazardous conditions on the premises.
Property owners and businesses have a duty to ensure the safety of any guest, client, or patron that comes on their property. If the person in control of the property knows about a hazardous condition on the property then they are required to take adequate steps to fix the dangerous condition or post clear and obvious warnings so that any visitor has notice of the dangerous condition. If a landlord or business fails to make adequate remedies or post adequate notice and someone sustains an injury because of the hazardous condition then the landowner or business will be liable for the injuries.
In addition to creating an atmosphere that can attract crime, inadequate lighting, or lighting that is not maintained (i.e., burned out light bulbs and non-working fixtures) can also increase the likelihood of tripping in the dark or slipping and falling. A property owner that does not promptly address problems with lighting may be liable for injuries sustained on their properties, that they might not be liable for during daylight hours.
Just because a visitor to a business establishment slips and falls on a wet and slippery floor it doesn’t mean that the injury was caused by a defect on the floor. However, there usually is a cause of action when wet condition of the floor was a result of cleaning and mopping activity performed defendant business owner’s employee. In these situations, the defendant knows of the condition on the floor and has a duty to warn the public visitors of the potential hazard.
Slip, falls and tripping accidents can result in severe and debilitating injuries, especially in the elderly. Victims suffer all sorts of injuries from strains and sprains to fractures and concussions and even spinal cord or brain injuries in severe cases. Wintery conditions alone may not be grounds for suing someone for a slip and fall accident, but when a property owner is found to be negligent, they can be held accountable…