Did You Slip and Fall at Harris Teeter? Let Our Attorneys Help
Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1936, Harris Teeter is a supermarket chain store headquartered in Matthew, North Carolina. With stores primarily located in North Carolina, Harris Teeter also operates locations in, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It has approximately 250 stores and over 30,000 employees. The number of shoppers in the store and parking lots require Harris Teeter to regularly inspect the store for any foreseeable harm that can cause a customer to slip and fall.
Slip and Fall Injuries to Harris Teeter Customers
While fatal slip and fall accidents do occur most slip and falls are non-life threatening. If you have a slip and fall accident at Harris Teeter, it can drastically change your life for years or life. Grocery store hazards can be found in places that grocery shoppers may not notice. Harris Teeter employees, while knowing where to look, may not correct these hazards before a slip and fall accident.
Some of the most common causes for slip and fall accidents, include:
- Potholes in parking lots
- Slippery floors due to snow or ice
- Wet floors because of spilled liquids or foods
- Lack of handrails
- Broken, ripped or uneven flooring
- Items falling off shelves and hitting customers
- Broken steps or stairs
- Mouth and teeth injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
- Broken noses
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Sprains and strains
If you slip and fall at Harris Teeter, you acquire damages that entitle you to recovery or reimbursement. These damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damages
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident at Harris Teeter:
If you slip and fall at Harris Teeter, you may not know what to do next. Here are steps that you should follow after your slip and fall accident:
1. Get medical attention immediately after your fall.
2. Do not give any statements to or sign any documents from any Harris Teeter employees or representatives.
3 .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
4. Keep all records concerning your fall, including medical reports and bills.
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