People who go to the supermarket in Ohio expect that their trip will be easy and certainly free of accidents or injuries. However, the supermarket and other popular public shopping areas can be more dangerous than many customers expect. Slip-and-fall accidents could be caused by a number of obstacles that people can face on the floor of a store, including slippery paper, liquid spills and other items that can easily lead to accidents.
Falls are one of the most common causes of supermarket injuries, and this is why markets have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their customers. Businesses that welcome the public to be customers are responsible for taking proper care to avoid accidents and injuries. For supermarkets, this can include putting down mats to resist slips, ensuring that the floors are properly mopped and using appropriate floor treatments. These actions can help avoid unnecessary and harmful accidents to customers and even employees. This is important because shoppers may be elderly and have disabilities or have small children with them.
Some stores are using technology to help avoid accidents. These technologies monitor particular hazard points for spills and other things that can lead to dangerous customer accidents, including brain injuries and broken bones. Some devices monitor where customers are more likely to have problems and areas that may be particular trouble points for slips. When supermarkets fail to live up to maintenance standards, their customers can be at risk of serious injuries.
Customers who have been injured while shopping at a business that failed to provide a safe environment may wish to speak with a personal injury lawyer. An attorney may help them to pursue a claim for premises liability to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other costs.