How Do Grocery Store Accidents Occur in Texas? | What to Know

If you were hurt in a grocery store as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options with a skilled Texas personal injury attorney.

What are the common causes of grocery store accidents in Texas?

There are many different ways that an individual can get injured in a grocery store. In most cases, it is a direct result of a property owner’s negligence. Our firm has worked with many cases involving store accidents, most of which occur as a result of:

  • Items that have fallen from shelves
  • Broken grocery carts
  • Poor security
  • Spoiled food left for innocent customers to purchase or sample
  • Poorly placed or missing doormats
  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Loose produce
  • Spills in aisles or restrooms that have been left abandoned
  • Faulty automatic entrance and exit doors
  • Debris on the floor

Can I take legal action if I was hurt in a grocery store?

Grocery store owners have a duty to ensure that they or their employees are making routine checks of the store to make sure that it is safe for customers at all times. If these inspections are not performed, hazardous conditions can cause serious injury. If you were hurt in a supermarket accident as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover compensation, you must be able to prove that the grocery store knew about the hazard that caused the accident to occur and did not fix it in time, or that the owners and employees should have reasonably been notifed of the hazard. If you are in this situation, you will need a dedicated and knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side.

How long do I have to file a claim in Texas?

You may want to pursue legal action if you were injured in a grocery store. It is important that you do so quickly to ensure you are abiding by Texas’ statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Texas is two years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file your claim within two years from the date of your grocery store accident, you may miss out on the opportunity to file your claim and you will be unable to obtain the compensation you deserve.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Texas personal injury attorneys today. It is important to recognize that your claim is time-pressing and our legal team is here to make sure you are meeting all of your claim’s deadlines.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.