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El Super Slip & Fall Injury Accident: How to Submit a Personal Injury Case

El Super, or Chedruai outside California and Nevada,  is one of the most popular Spanish grocery and department store chains in the country. Offering fresh produce, and niche items that you can’t find anywhere else, El Super provides customers with anything they might need to fill your grocery needs. However, very few people who enter El Super expect to suffer a slip and fall injury. Unfortunately, El Super slip and fall accidents can occur just as commonly as they can occur in other places. These accidents can inflict some truly devastating slip and fall and trip and fall injuries. These injuries can vary from minor bumps and bruises to truly severe injuries that result from things like spinal cord damage and brain trauma. If you or a loved one have slipped and fallen on the ground at an El Super as a result of the negligence or misconduct of the grocery store staff or management you may be eligible to file a claim for significant monetary compensation. However, when filing an El Super slip and fall lawsuit, it is in your best interest that you seek legal representation from an attorney experienced with El Super slip and fall claims. At Normandie Law Firm, our Los Angeles attorneys can guide you through the often complicated process involved with filing an El Super accident claim and are committed to ensuring of our clients receive the resources they need to earn the compensation that they deserve. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to reach out to our law office in Los Angeles, California for a free consultation from one of our top-rated legal advisors.

El Super Or Chedraui Slip and Fall Accidents
Chedraui is a publicly traded grocery store and department store chain based in Mexico. While it is traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the name CHEDRAUI, it operates in California and Nevada under the name El Super. Founded in 1927, by Veracruz Lazaro Chedraui Chaya and his wife, the company has grown to support 235 different stores across Mexico, and in parts of the United States. While the larger company has some affiliate stores that sell a wide variety of products, the focus of this article is their grocery store affiliate, El Super. El Super is headquartered in Paramount, California. Their main goal is to focus on offering communities service and quality products to their customers. El Super currently has 58 stores in 13 counties throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas.

While El Super may boast about their family-focused dynamic, and commitment to providing quality products to their customers, accidents can still happen at their stores. Slip and fall accidents can happen as a result of a wide variety of causes, from minor spills to poorly maintained floors. To give you an idea what kind of hazards cause slip and fall accidents at El Super, we’ve compiled a list of some of the common causes of El Super slip and fall accidents:

  • El Super parking lots and sidewalks: slip and falls in El Super parking lots and sidewalks can occur as a result of uneven pavement, or some other potential floor hazard that results in the customer slipping or tripping and falling. El Super parking lots are still considered a part of El Super property, and as such an accident on an El Super, the parking lot can result in El Super being found liable.
  • El Super entrances and exits: another area where a customer can slip and fall are at an El Super entrance or exit. These accidents can be caused by wet floors or even items left on the floor. It is up to the staff to be able to monitor and maintain their premises efficiently.
  • Slips and Falls near food vendors in El Super: food and drink vendors inside El Super also pose a significant risk as spilled beverages, and food can result in slip and fall hazards. These areas are expected to be efficiently monitored by staff and owners
  • Slips and falls near El Super bathrooms: El Super Bathrooms and washrooms also should be regularly checked and monitored for slip and fall hazards. One major way to prevent hazards of this kind is to place adequate wet-floor hazard signs.
  • Slip, and fall accidents in El Super’s housewares, and electronics department: While less common than the other causes, this section of the store should also be monitored for potential slip and fall hazards. Even if another customer causes the hazard if the staff does not respond in time to either notify or remedy the hazard El Super could be found liable.
  • Slip and falls in El Super grocery department: Slip and fall hazards can commonly arise here as a result of dropped items, or even malfunctioning leaking refrigerator systems. If a refrigerator is broken and causing a slip hazard, customers should be notified to keep away from the refrigerator until the hazard is remedied.

When trying to seek monetary compensation for a slip and fall accident at a El Super it is important to understand the kind of injuries these accidents can cause. While injured shoppers have a right to sue El Super if they suffer from a slip and fall accident at a El Super, they must be able to both prove and identify the damages that they have suffered. Listed below are some of the common injuries, El Super slip and fall accidents can cause:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries can range from minor contusions (or brain bruising) to more severe traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. Some TBIs can cause ongoing seizures, mood changes, cognitive impairment and other debilitating symptoms. In most cases, head injuries require emergency room treatment, or hospitalization and in more severe cases can result in death.
  • Hip Fractures: Hip fractures often require surgery and extended hospitalization. In some more serious cases, surgery may be necessary to implant an artificial hip. Out of every five hip fracture patients, one of them dies due to their injuries
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Injury to the spinal cord can lead to permanent paralysis, temporary paralysis and other severe neurological and sensory impairments
  • Shoulder Injuries: slip (trip) and fall accidents can result in shoulder dislocations or more severe forms of shoulder injuries called brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connect the shoulder, arm, and hand to the spinal cord. These injuries are often treated with surgery followed by extensive physical therapy
  • Sprains and Fractures: The force of slipping and falling can cause minor to severe bone injuries. In some cases, the impact of the ground could cause minor sprains, in others; it could cause debilitating bone breakage that may result in temporary disability. Some of the common fractures that victims suffer include hip, spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand.

Slip and fall accidents can be incredibly devastating for the victims. While these accidents can appear trivial at first, they can leave a victim with injuries that can take extensive medical treatment to reach a full recovery. If you or a loved one was injured at an El Super as a result of a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence or misconduct of the El Super management or staff you have every right to file an El Super personal injury claim to receive monetary compensation for your damages.

How To File A Slip and Fall  or Trip and Fall Lawsuit Against El Super
The legal process involved with filing El Super personal injury claims can be incredibly complicated. While every individual has a right to represent themselves in court, an El Super injury attorney can better guarantee a positive outcome for your case. At Normandie Law Firm, many of our clients with slip and fall claims against El Super ask a wide variety of questions regarding, how to sue El Super for a slip and fall accident. We’ve included a list of some of these frequently asked questions below for your reference:

  • How does one sue El Super for a slip and fall accident?
  • What is the best way to file a trip and fall claim against El Super?
  • How can I sue El Super for a slip and fall injury?
  • How do I file a trip and fall lawsuit against El Super?

For starters, whether or not you can sue an El Super for a slip and fall accident depends on the aspects of your case. For instance, if you slipped and fell on the ground as a result of a hazard that El Super staff couldn’t reasonably prevent, it is unlikely that your case will reach a positive outcome. However, if you slipped and fell as a result of a hazard that could have been avoided had the staff been following policy properly, you may be able to reach a successful conclusion to your case. This can be a challenging process, and to better your chances of earning compensation, you should report your accident to the El Super management as soon as possible. The sooner you report your accident the less likely El Super will be able to dispute the arguments made in your El Super personal injury claim. An attorney that can sue El Super will also recommend that you collect all the evidence you can to support your claim. This evidence can include photographs detailing your damages, eyewitness accounts of staff or other customers, and medical records that detail the specific injuries you suffered. It is also recommended that you collect this evidence as soon as possible, to avoid the chance of having your evidence being made invalid.

A lawyer who can sue El Super will also recommend you follow the statute of limitations that influence your case. The statute of limitations is the time limit an injured customer can sue and bring their case to court. If the injured shopper fails to bring their case forward within the designated time, they could have their case dismissed from court entirely. The statute of limitations vary from state to state and can change depending on the various characteristics of your case. For example, in the state of California, slip, and fall victims have two years from the date of the incident to bring their case to court. A lawyer with experience in handling El Super slip and fall lawsuits will also help identify whether or not one of the statutes of limitations exceptions are evident in your case. Some of these exceptions include:

  • The Defendant was Out of State for a Period: If a defendant was absent from the state, the statute of limitations pauses until the defendant returns.
  • The Plaintiff Is a Minor: If the injured party is a minor, meaning below the age of 18, the statute of limitations does not run until the said minor turns 18.
  • Mental Incompetence of the Plaintiff: If a plaintiff is judged as mentally incompetent during their injuries or the actions of the defendant, then the statute of limitations are paused throughout this incompetence.
  • Death of the Plaintiff: If a plaintiff dies before the statute of limitations runs its course, then a lawsuit can still be filed in the statute of limitations period. However, if six or fewer months remaining on the statute of limitations at the time of the plaintiff’s death, then the suit must be filed within six months of the plaintiff’s death.
  • Plaintiff’s Prison Sentence: If a plaintiff is imprisoned, California law dictates that the statute of limitations is tolled until the plaintiff is released, or for two years whichever comes first.
  • Plaintiff’s Military Service: If a plaintiff is serving in the military the statute of limitations is automatically tolled for the entire duration of the plaintiff’s service.

Regardless of how the statute of limitations influences your case, it is important that you can use the evidence you gathered to prove the negligence of the El Super. In a claim of negligence you and an Attorney who can sue El Super, will not only identify the negligent actions of the El Super staff but also how those negligent actions directly contributed to your damages. Listed below are the components that makeup claims of negligence:

  • Duty: The plaintiff (injured or damaged party) must be able to show that the defendant (El Super staff or retail owner) owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the particular circumstances of the case.
  • Breach: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant breached said legal duty through specific actions or failure to act appropriately
  • Causation: The plaintiff must be able to show that the defendant’s actions or lack thereof caused the plaintiff’s injuries
  • Damages: The plaintiff must be able to show that they endured some specific damages. This can usually be shown through the presentation of medical records, a loss of wages, or a loss of potential income.

Many of our clients also ask a wide variety of questions regarding the potential value of their case. To give you an idea of what kind of settlement you could receive, we’ve included a list of some of the common settlements and verdicts from other slip and fall cases:

  • A woman was awarded $950,000 after her knee was injured when she tripped over a manhole cover.
  • A 34-year-old medical secretary slipped on ice and fell at a New York Walmart, sustaining an injury to her left arm that required surgery and prevented her from using her hand. She was awarded $600,000 for her damages.
  • A woman slipped and fell on a puddle of liquid soap in a Costco Store, shattering her kneecap. She received $400,000 for the damages and suffered a partial loss of mobility and permanent pain in her knee.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered injury after a slip and fall accident at an El Super as a result of a failure in El Super policy, or the negligent actions of staff or owners, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your damages. However, when filing this kind of lawsuits it, is in your best interest to seek assistance from a lawyer who can sue El Super. At Normandie Law Firm our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can guide you through the often complicated process of building a case, filing a claim, and collecting compensation for the damages. If you file a claim with our law firm, you could find some if not all of the following damages compensable to you:

  • All of you medical and hospitalization costs
  • All of your future medical care and treatment
  • A loss of income and loss of future earnings due to long-term recovery or permanent disability due to the accident
  • Compensable economic damages include loss of property or damaged property.
  • Compensable non-economic damages include emotional distress, trauma, PTSD resulting from the accident, pain and suffering and anxiety.

Victims of El Super slip and fall accidents can contact our law offices to learn more about how to receive compensation for their injuries. While our law firm is based in Los Angeles, our attorneys also practice in Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Orange County, Riverside, Fresno, and throughout the state of California.

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