Slip and Fall at Store Causes Knee Injury

    This case involves a young man slipping and falling at a grocery store. The plaintiff, a twenty-two-year-old male, was shopping in a large grocery store. He was walking down an aisle and he slipped and fell because of spilled olive oil that was on the floor. After the fall, the plaintiff required knee surgery.

    Question(s) For Expert Witness

    • 1. What are the safety standards at large retailers and grocery stores, and were they followed in this case?

    Expert Witness Response E-004539

    In slip and fall cases, evidence of a foreign substance on the floor suggests some degree of negligence. I would need to know more exact information about this case including the placement of different products, any signs or warnings, and other factors regarding how items were stored. With more details I would feel confident in providing a more thorough assessment of the accident and its causes. I am a retail safety design expert who has extensive experience with store layout and the safety that comes with each aspect in a retail and grocery store. I have had many director positions with my thirty years of store planning experience

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