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Sources Of Slip-And-Fall Hazards At Grocery Stores

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2020 | Slip-and-Fall Accidents

In some cases, it may take as little as a few drops of water to cause a surface to become slick, and a wet spot on a floor can create a hazardous scenario if left unattended. While visiting their local grocery stores, individuals in New Mexico might not always be aware of the possible dangers of encountering such an obstacle. Wet and slippery surfaces continue to be common causes of slip-and-fall accidents and unfortunately, there are a variety of ways such a hazard might occur at a grocery store.

Most grocery stores have a multitude of items that must remain at a certain temperature and this is achieved by using refrigeration equipment. Should such a piece of equipment begin to leak, it may continue to spill water onto the floor until the issue is addressed. Produce misting systems can also create similar hazards and should a customer come across a wet spot on the floor before store associates spot it and put up hazard signs, the results can be catastrophic.

High levels of customer traffic can also create similar concerns, as each customer could bring in any manner of debris upon entering the store. Individuals who carry beverages with them through a store also run the risk of spilling liquid and creating a potential hazard. Regardless of how it happens, slick surfaces must be identified, addressed and coned off as soon as possible, lest the safety of shoppers come into question.

Those who encounter a wet or slippery surface while shopping run the unfortunate risk of suffering serious harm in a slip-and-fall accident. Not only can such an incident cause immense pain and suffering but it could also leave a person with extensive medical bills and facing a long road to recovery. Following the incident, a person in New Mexico could benefit from speaking with an attorney for advice on the available legal avenues ,and in doing so, he or she could gain much-needed guidance in pursuing the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.