Fractured Wrist from Slip and Fall in a Grocery Store...

by Tonette
(Covington, LA)

While shopping in a local grocery store I slipped in a puddle of water that came from a company who was buffing their floors.

No wet floor cones or signs were placed out on the floor. As a result of my fall I sustained a fractured wrist. Who would be liable for my injuries?

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ANSWER for "Fractured Wrist from Slip and Fall in a Grocery Store...":


In this case there will be dual liability. You will have a cause of action against the buffing company for its negligence in not cordoning off the area which posed a danger to the public.

You also have a cause of action against the grocery store for the same reason. When the grocery store invited the buffing company onto their premises to perform a service, the buffing company became an “agent” of the store. An agent is similar to an employee.

The agent’s negligence is then “imputed” or assumed by the grocery store. You can sue them separately, or in the same lawsuit as co-defendants.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

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Judge Calisi

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