Heading to the grocery store shouldn’t mean heading toward an injury, but sometimes it can. Winn Dixie is one of the larger supermarket chains in the United States, and, unfortunately, many accidents have occurred at its stores.
If you were involved in one of these accidents and need compensation for your injuries, you’ll need a lawyer who knows how to stand up to large corporations.
Where Were You Hurt?
You can name Winn Dixie in your premises liability injury claim if you were injured inside a Winn Dixie store or on the store’s property—as long as the company’s negligence can be established.
If another party is responsible, such as the property manager or owner of the retail complex, your lawyer may advise you to name that party instead.
The Challenges of Your Case
Being injured in a Winn Dixie creates several challenges. The main challenge? You need to prove it was the company’s fault. It may sound simple, but it isn’t always.
In your Winn Dixie premises liability case, your attorney must prove the following:
You Were Injured
This can be proven using your medical records, so it’s crucial that you visit a doctor immediately after being hurt.
You Were Hurt at Winn Dixie
The company may claim you were hurt somewhere else. To counter this, you should file an accident report with the store as soon as possible and get the contact information of any witnesses who saw you.
It’s also important to write down everything you remember about the accident, including what time and where it occurred.
Winn Dixie Could Have Prevented the Accident
You’ll need evidence that suggests Winn Dixie was or should have been aware of the hazard and could have prevented your accident.
If, for example, there was a major storm and the store failed to put out mats and wet floor signs, your slip-and-fall accident could be the company’s fault because it clearly would have known about the storm.
However, if the person walking in front of you spilled milk and you slipped, it would likely not be Winn Dixie’s fault because the company could not have known about the hazard in time to prevent your fall.
An experienced attorney can help you sort through these types of complicated legal details.
An Attorney Can Negotiate for You
Once fault has been established, your attorney can start negotiating on your behalf. It may be possible to reach an agreement so you can get paid without going to court. Be aware, however, that Winn Dixie won’t likely be quick to pay, so your case’s evidence must be strong enough to compel the company to act.
During negotiations, your lawyer can ask for money to pay for the following accident-related hardships:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Transportation expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Physical therapy
Speak with a Premises Liability Lawyer
Seeking compensation from a large company can be complicated, so it’s best to hire an attorney with experience. The attorneys at Lavent Law certainly fit that description.
Schedule a consultation with a Miami Winn Dixie injury lawyer today by calling 305-440-0450 or heading to the bottom of this page to fill out our online contact form.