Checklist – Liability in Retail and Supermarket Slip and Fall Case

When you file a lawsuit against a supermarket or retail store for a slip and fall accident, your Orange County personal injury attorney has to prove that the store or market is at fault for your injury. To do so, your Orange County personal injury attorney should address the following issues:

1. General Store Operations

  • Store procedure manual
  • Employee handbook
  • Safety manual
  • Maintenance manual
  • Safety bulletins or reports
  • Employee training programs

2. Store Operating Records

  • Records or logs of floor cleaning
  • Employee time records
  • Accident records

3. Maintenance Standards in the Retail Industry

4. Applicable Government Codes and Regulations

5. Discovery Materials

Slip and Fall accident attorneyAfter you file a slip and fall lawsuit, the parties participate in “discovery,” by which each party can discover the other party’s evidence about the facts of the case. Discovery encompasses several different methods, including interrogatories (written questions), written requests to produce documents or things, written requests for admissions (requests to admit the truth of certain facts), and depositions (oral recorded examinations). The defendant’s attorney and your Orange County personal injury attorney present this evidence to the jury at trial by questioning the witnesses.

Useful discovery materials include:

  • Store manager’s deposition
  • Store safety personnel’s deposition
  • Maintenance personnel deposition
  • Employee depositions
  • Interrogatories or requests for admission regarding store maintenance
  • Defense expert depositions

Exhibits

A skilled Orange County personal injury attorney will use exhibits to help the jurors understand the details of the case. Key exhibits in a slip and fall injury case include:

  • Photographs
  • Diagrams of the accident scene
  • Expert’s drawings, measurements, or diagrams
  • Models or video recordings showing maintenance conditions
  • Samples of spilled material
  • Chart summarizing key testimony

If you’ve been involved in a slip and fall accident, and are considering filing a lawsuit, get the help of a knowledgeable Orange County personal injury attorney who can provide the best legal representation. Do not hesitate to contact experienced Orange County personal injury attorney Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084. The initial consultation is free of charge.

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