Florida Publix Sabor Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Publix Sabor is a popular specialty chain within the broader Publix grocery store corporation. Publix Sabor was developed with a Hispanic influence and features different brands, services, and store environments that other Publix stores. However, just like its parent company, Publix Sabor regularly faces personal injury lawsuits from shoppers who have been injured in slip and fall accidents in their stores.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a slip, trip or fall sustained at a Publix Sabor location, contact Gerson & Schwartz today to discuss your case. Injury victims have important legal rights which must be defended. Our Miami slip and fall accident lawyers have decades of experience in negotiating and litigating personal injury claims against grocery stores.Store Surveillance Footage is a Critical Piece of Evidence in Slip and Fall Cases
As surveillance technologies have improved and expanded in recent years, an increasing number of stores have been placed under camera surveillance at all times. These audio and visual depictions can become the centerpiece of personal injury litigation when slip and fall accidents occur. Store owners use such footage to defend the condition of their premises or prove a victim’s physical condition after a fall. Accident victims can also access such footage to prove that an unsafe condition existed. In fact, one such personal injury award included punitive damages against the defendant grocery store, in part because the store failed to preserve surveillance footage of the accident despite being specifically placed on notice of the accident and asked to save the footage. The punitive damage award was one million dollars.
Surveillance footage can be more nefarious than the expected cameras on a store’s premises. An Australian man learned this lesson the hard way after he sued a Woolworth’s store for injuries sustained after he slipped on a grape in the produce section. The man’s court pleadings asserted that he could no longer walk, stand, or drive for extended periods of time. Woolworth’s attorneys obtained surveillance footage of the man outside his home which contradicted all of these claims. The court ultimately awarded eleven thousand dollars for those claims which had not been contradicted by the footage.
For better or worse, surveillance technologies have made camera footage highly accessible. This does hurt some plaintiffs who are not prepared for it. However, in the hands of a competent personal injury attorney, such footage can be used as evidence to strengthen a plaintiff’s claim in a slip and fall lawsuit.What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents in Publix Sabor?
The causes of slip and fall accidents in Publix Sabor are the same as those in any other large supermarket in the Miami market. What is important for victims is that if the hazard that caused their slip and fall was the result of someone else’s negligence, they will likely be able to recover compensation for their losses. Some of the more common causes of supermarket slip and falls that are often the result of store employee negligence include the following:
- Exposed electrical wiring
- Liquid spills
- Uneven flooring
- Cracked pavement
- Unmarked floor maintenance
- Malfunctioning freezers resulting in wet floors
- Debris in walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- Stairwells without handrails
- Torn carpet
- Uneven sidewalks
- Slippery entryways
- Unmarked drop-offs
- Holes in floors
Our Miami personal injury attorneys have litigated numerous personal injury claims for accidents caused by the negligence of other people. We fight hard to protect the rights of slip and fall victims who have been injured at grocery stores throughout the Miami area. Contact our firm for a free consultation. For more information about your case, call 305-371-6000. You can also email our office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We secure fair compensation for our clients so they can focus on healing from their injuries. Se Habla Espanol.