A slip, trip, and fall accident can turn even the most ordinary trip into a nightmare. It is vital to know your rights as a Rite Aid customer because you may be entitled to compensation. Injured Rite Aid shoppers should speak with an experienced attorney regarding their legal options. Reach out to Kwartler Manus, LLC to discuss your options and begin working on your case immediately.
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Dangers in Rite Aid
The most dangerous areas in Rite Aid are the checkout aisles and the bathroom. A slip and fall in Rite Aid can happen when the store has a wet floor due to a spill or when there is a wet floor from a leaking sink. When something like this happens, it is important for an injured Rite Aid customer to report it to a store clerk as soon as possible.
The only way to ensure your safety is to know the dangers that exist in Rite Aid stores and pharmacies.
Here are some of the most common slip and fall hazards found in Rite Aid establishments:
- Detergent, lotions, and liquid soaps (found on the floor of aisles & near checkout lanes)
- Hazardous wet floors (near plumbing leaks or broken water fountains)
- Poorly lit parking lots (due to a lack of light fixtures)
The Rite Aid Store Owner May Be Liable Even If The Store Owner Did Not Cause The Accident
If you were injured on the Rite Aid store owner’s premises because of the negligence of an independent contractor or you were injured by a third party who caused the accident, then the Rite Aid store owner may still be liable for your injuries. This is because the store owner gave implied consent to have you enter their premises.
If you were to sue the store owner, then you would need to prove that the store owner was negligent. In order to prove that the store owner was negligent, you must show that the store owner owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty by being careless.
If you were injured due to the negligence of a Rite Aid Store owner, then contact a personal injury attorney immediately.
Compensation for Slip and Fall Accidents at Rite Aid Stores
If you suffered a serious injury, you may be entitled to a substantial amount of compensation. You may have to pay for medical care and miss time from work, but Rite Aid will be liable for expenses and costs related to slip and fall accidents in its stores if their negligence caused your injury. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it is important that you seek medical treatment right away. If you delay seeking treatment, then you may be indicating that your injuries are not serious.
If you are severely injured, your bills can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t have any help. Remember, Rite Aid is responsible for keeping its store a safe environment. If they failed to do so and you injure yourself in a fall, they are responsible for paying for your damages.
Some of the damages you may be entitled to include: medical treatment and related expenses; lost income; cost of future medical treatment; and compensation for pain and suffering. You may not be able to work for an extended period of time, which may result in lost wages.
If you have suffered a severe injury, such as a broken limb or a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to receive millions of dollars in compensation. In less severe cases, such as bruising and other soft tissue injuries, you may be entitled to receive thousands of dollars in compensation.
File Your Slip and Fall Claim
If you were injured in a Rite Aid store, you are probably facing some difficult challenges. Our goal is to help you overcome these challenges. We will work with you to help reduce your challenges and make the process of recovering from your injuries less overwhelming.
If you have been injured in a Rite Aid store and would like to learn more about filing a claim for your injuries, please contact us. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations.