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The various risks a grocery store may pose to consumers

| Sep 6, 2018 | Slip & Fall Accidents

Those who frequent Georgia supermarkets know that the floors can sometimes be slippery. Floors generally get slick when dish soap, water or some other liquid falls on them. However, other types of debris can also make a floor hazardous to walk on. In an effort to mitigate a potentially dangerous condition, grocery stores use mats or other surfaces that offer more grip. Stores may also try to keep floors dry by mopping and waxing them as needed.

To help ensure the safety of patrons, Argo Group has created a product that allows hazard data to be collected electronically. This ensures that the information is collected and that hazards can be eliminated as they are detected. If an accident does occur, the store can prove that it did its best to get rid of the hazardous condition. In fact, the accident can be reported as it happens, which can result in a claim costing 10 times less than if it were reported days later.

Technology can also be used to make sure that meat and vegetables are fresh and kept at the proper temperature. This is important because a store can develop a negative reputation if a customer is sick because of spoiled food. Proper monitoring can also help a store stay in compliance with state and federal food safety guidelines.

Those who are injured in a slip-and-fall accident as the result of property owner negligence could receive a financial award. This award may cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and other setbacks related to the accident. A property owner may be negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to linger if an individual was not warned about it. Negligence could also occur if the owner knew about a condition and made no effort to fix it.


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