Grocery Store Slip and Falls

If you slip and fall at a grocery store you may be entitled to compensation. A personal injury lawyer in Ontario can help you navigate the process by way of court action or negotiations with the insurance company.

A famous Ontario Court of Appeal case (Kerr v. Loblaws Inc., 2007 ONCA 371), previously dealt with some common questions that come up in the context of slip and falls at grocery stores.  In that seminal case, an individual slipped and fell on a grape and suffered injuries.  The Court considered some of the following points:

  1. the known hazard arising from fallen grapes in a produce department;
  2. the store’s alleged failure to adhere to the produce department safety measures outlined in its own internal policies;
  3. the absence of floor mats in front the store’s grape display;
  4. the alleged failure of store personnel to sweep or mop the produce department floor;
  5. the absence of any detailed floor maintenance schedule for the store’s produce department;
  6. the failure of the grocery store’s manager to read the floor care policy manual and his alleged failure to instruct store personnel to follow the store’s safety policies; and
  7. the failure of produce department staff to inspect the floors and to record such inspections in the sweep log on an hourly basis.

If you have suffered injuries from a slip and fall, please feel free to contact our office to discuss your case and its merits.     If you have suffered injuries and the grocery store was negligent, we can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Contact Jonathan Solomon of J. Solomon Law at 613-440-7400 x105 to discuss your matter, or send an email to, and his assistant

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