Below is a small sampling of various verdicts and settlements obtained for clients by Attorney Mark DellaValle. It is important to remember that no two cases are alike and each case must be judged on its own merits. The following results do not guarantee similar success in your case.
Grocery store owners have a duty to make sure that customers are safe while they shop. That duty extends to every aisle, every entrance and exit, and even the parking lot. When a property owner fails in that duty and a customer is injured in a slip and fall accident, that person has the right to pursue compensation. The Law Office of Mark DellaValle can help.
Leaking coolers, spilled beverages, dropped produce and more can be serious hazards. Grocery store owners have the responsibility of addressing known hazards or hazards they should have known about. If a slip and fall occurred immediately after a spill, leaving the property owner no opportunity to address the hazard, a claim may be difficult. However, if investigation reveals that the spill was reported or was not cleaned in a timely fashion, then the owner can be held liable for his or her negligence in failing to fix the hazard or warn you about it.
In some cases, the hazard may have been created by grocery store employees. When a floor is mopped, it should also be wiped and dried to prevent a slippery floor. In addition, a wet floor sign should be placed nearby. Slip and fall accidents can happen when customers do not see the warning signs because they are placed too far away from the actual wet floor, or are not used at all.
In other cases, the hazard may be related to the weather. With constant traffic, the entrances of grocery stores can become slippery with tracked-in snow or rainwater. Wet floor signs should be placed nearby. Mats should be placed in these areas to minimize the hazard. Mats should be used carefully, because they can become a hazard on their own — they can turn over and lead to trip and fall accidents.
Connecticut slip and fall attorney Mark DellaValle understands how to build strong cases against property owners who have failed to address dangerous hazards. Mark represents individuals throughout the state of Connecticut, including New Haven, Norwalk, Bridgeport, and Milford. If you have suffered from a slip and fall, contact Mark and make it right. Call at 203-877-9911 or contact Mark DellaValle’s office online to schedule your free initial consultation. The law firm only recovers attorney’s fees if it is successful in your case.