As a result of the pandemic, we spend most of our time at home. For the past few months, one of the few places we venture to is the supermarket. While the supermarket can feel like a safe haven of sorts, accidents can occur in unexpected ways. Supermarket accidents can cause serious injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in a supermarket due to negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more.
Common Causes of Supermarket Accidents:
Supermarket shoppers and employees can become injured in a number of ways. For the most part, accidents that occur in a supermarket are due to:
- Loose produce
- Spilled liquids
- Unstable displays
- Inadequate security
- Parking lot accidents
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you will need to prove that this negligence occurred. In order to do this, you should take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. Additionally, supermarkets are often crowded, so if any shoppers or employees witnessed your accident occur, you should gather their contact information as they may be able to provide witness statements later on. If you are injured, it can be tempting to go home and attempt to recover on your own, but it is important to seek medical attention. This will help ensure your injuries are tended to while simultaneously documenting the origin and extent of your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to gather further proof such as security camera footage of the accident.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to pursue legal action for an accident, you will need to file your personal injury claim within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations is generally three years. This means that if you fail to file within three years from the date of the accident, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover compensation. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact a skilled personal injury attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a supermarket accident, contact our firm today. We understand the toll an injury can take and we want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
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A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!