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I Slipped and Fell at a Grocery Store in Florida

I Slipped and Fell at a Grocery Store in Florida

Slip and falls happen every day at grocery stores such as Publix, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. According to NFSI, over 1 million people visit the emergency room every year because of slip and falls. These falls may be the result of wet floors or some other dangerous condition. In this unfortunate situation, our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorney understands that people often fail to realize that they have legal rights to sue under Florida law. Under Florida law, accident victims can sue the grocery store under a theory of negligence defined in Florida Statute 768.0755.

The law requires that if someone slips and falls in a grocery store on a foreign substance, they must prove that the store had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and that they should have fixed the problem. You may be wondering what is exactly is “actual” and “constructive” knowledge. Actual knowledge is simply that the store was aware of the dangerous condition that caused or fall or created the condition. On the other side, constructive knowledge means that the store was not aware of the dangerous condition but should have been if they were acting like a reasonably prudent store owner. To prove constructive knowledge, Florida law states that it can be shown by circumstantial evidence in the following ways:

  1. The dangerous condition existed for such a length of time that, in the exercise of ordinary care, the business establishment should have known of the condition;
  2. The condition occurred with regularity and was therefore foreseeable; or
  3.  Employees in close proximity to the condition prior to your fall.

This is the law in Florida and it applies to all slip and falls in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County and all throughout the State. As you can see by the law, slip and fall cases are much more complex than car accident claims, which makes it even more important to call a personal injury lawyer immediately.


Slips, trips and falls can cause serious injuries that require you to seek medical attention and continuing medical treatment. These visits to the emergency room, orthopedic, chiropractor, and physical therapist can be costly and require you take time off work. Injuries we typically see after slip and falls are the following:

  • Hip Fractures
  • Head Injuries
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Sprain and Fractures
  • Shoulder and Arm Injuries
  • Knee tears and injuries

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a slip and fall call a Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorney near me as soon as possible to speak with an attorney at no cost.  The first step in receiving the compensation you deserve is picking up the phone and calling Workman Injury Law at 954.361.3997.


People often think that they can only sue for a slip and fall if they went to the hospital right after it happened. This is not true, because due to adrenaline, injury symptoms do not arise until a couple hours or days later.

Grocery stores and business establishments have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable. Upon suffering injuries due to a slip and fall, contact an attorney immediately to determine if you have a case. Here at Workman Injury Law, we will evaluate your case, assist in getting you the treatment you need, gather evidence, and establish liability. We treat your case with the personalized attention it deserves, and continuously fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to make the recovery process go as smoothly as possibly while you treat for injuries. Upon full treatment, we will send out a demand letter to the insurance company for the store and negotiation on your behalf. If we are unable to agree upon a fair settlement, we will file a lawsuit to help you get compensated. We will fight for you to get maximum compensation for the following:

  • Hospital & Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages/Future Earnings
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain and Suffering


At Workman Injury Law, we know how stressful and overwhelming a slip & fall can be on your life. Our job is to fight for you to get the compensation you deserve and help you get back on your feet. We only represent injured individuals and we will stand by your side every step of the way. Slip and fall attorney Devon Workman has handled hundreds of slip and fall cases and know what is needed to get you the best possible settlement. If you have been injured as a result of a slip & fall in a grocery store or business, call 954.361.3997 or fill out our online contact form to speak with Florida personal injury lawyer Devon Workman at no cost.

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Maria Paula HernandezMaria Paula Hernandez
11:06 14 Apr 23
Thank you so much Devon & your team for such excellent service. From the second we contacted Devon about a car accident, he immediately got to work. Devon was always responsive (even on weekends) and explained every single step of the process. My aunt doesn’t speak English, but his assistant did an amazing job and was always so sweet. Devon was always one step ahead of everything and resolved my aunts case within less than 2 months. Got full settlement after the other party didn’t even want to accept liability at first. Thank you for your professionalism and hard work.
Deborah-Ann BoddenDeborah-Ann Bodden
20:59 20 Mar 23
In the midst of a tragic car accident my mother was in, Devon was a shining light for myself and my mother. I was referred to Devon by a previous client (he came highly recommended) and we've experienced why for ourselves. Devon handled every detail of my mother's case with care and concern, as if it was his own. He kept us up-to-date regularly and was readily available anytime we needed him (even over the holidays!) He was able to get my mother the maximum amount of payment she could receive with Allstate's uninsured motorists policy, even when they tried to lowball us originally. I would HIGHLY recommend Devon at Workman Injury Law if you are ever in need of a good and reliable personal injury attorney.
Nicole Lynn -CraveroNicole Lynn -Cravero
19:24 23 Nov 22
First off I'd like to say that Devon and his team are hands down amazing. The car accident I was in left me with pretty bad neck and back injuries, and Devon was there for me every step of the way. He made sure that he was available anytime I had any questions or concerns, he personally reached out to me any time there were any updates. He made a very difficult time in my life a little easier knowing he was on my side. Even after everything was said and done, he went as far following up with my bank to ensure my settlement was available in a timely manner which was beyond helpful to my family and I. We cannot thank him enough and would happily recommend his services to anyone seeking legal help!
Maria WardMaria Ward
21:27 09 Nov 22
Devon Workman, did a wonderful job handling my personal injury case. He was in constant contact with me explaining what was going on with my case. If I had questions he was always available. The end result; he got me the maximum amount. I would highly recommend him as my personal injury attorney. Thank You Devon.
graciela lescanograciela lescano
16:17 30 Aug 22
Devon Workman is the most genuine attorney I have ever worked with. He handled my case in an efficient and timely manner. I felt like my case was in good hands, and he kept me updated throughout the entire process. He also helped answer questions for a friend of mine about an unrelated case with no hesitation. He truly wants to help in any way he can. Highly recommend!

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