Did You Slip and Fall at BI-LO? Let Our Attorneys Help
BI-LO is a grocery store and in-store pharmacy chain founded in 1961. It is a subsidiary of one of the largest supermarket chains in the Southeast United States with stores in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, BI-LO has over 180 stores in 3 states with more than 15,000 employees. The average person goes grocery shopping approximately twice a week, and therefore, grocery stores serve a high volume of people. With thousands of customers shopping at BI-LO every day, accidents can happen. BI-LO and its employees must keep up with the customer traffic and maintain the store at the same time. BI-LO has a duty to protect its customers from harm and to keep the premises safe.
Slip and Fall Injuries to BI-LO Customers
Most BI-LO slip and fall accidents and injuries are not fatal. However, they still affect the health and wellness of injured customers. With a high volume of people entering, shopping and leaving the grocery store, many hazards go unnoticed. This leads to preventable and non-preventable slip and fall injuries. BI-LO must warn its customers of any obvious and foreseeable harm in its store. Employees must regularly and frequently inspect the store for spills, leaks and other problems that may cause its customers to slip, fall and get injured
Several causes for slip and fall accidents include:
- Poor or no lighting in the store or parking lot
- Spilled liquids and foods
- Cords, ropes and hoses placed in the walking path
- Broken, ripped or uneven flooring
- Items falling off shelves and hitting customers
- Broken steps or stairs
Every slip and fall accident in a grocery store is different and results in various injuries, including:
- Head and brain injuries
- Mouth and teeth injuries
- Broken noses
- Broken hips
- Sprains and strains
If you slip and fall at BI-LO, you acquire damages that entitle you to recovery or reimbursement for your injuries. These damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Household expenses
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at BI-LO:
When you shop at BI-LO, you do not foresee that you will slip and fall in the store. A fall happens so quickly and may confuse and overwhelm you. Here are the steps you should take after your fall.
1. Get medical attention immediately after your fall.
2. Do not give any statements to or sign any documents from any Target employees or representatives.
3. Get an incident report from the store manager.
4. Document everything involving the accident, including:
- Date, time and location of your slip and fall
- Details about your fall
- Photographs of your injuries immediately after and days after your fall
- Names of witnesses, if possible or if any
5. Keep all records concerning your fall, including medical reports and bills.
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