Supermarkets, though generally safe, sometimes spawn unsuspected, though horrific accidents. When people are injured in supermarket accidents, they very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?
Supermarket accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including:
- Aisle obstructions
- Broken grocery carts
- Tainted food
- Inadequate security
- Unstable displays
- Poorly positioned floor mats
- Slippery entrances and exits
- Potholes in parking lots
- Inadequate lighting
What are the most common injuries sustained as a result of supermarket accidents?
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in supermarket accidents are as follows:
- Cracked pelvis
- Fractured legs
- Fractured skull
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractures hips
- Head wounds
- Cuts and bruises
How do I recover compensation?
To recover compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, to do so, you must hire an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process to maximize your chances of winning your claim.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
You and your attorney may do several things to prove your personal injury claim. First, your attorney will try to recover any security camera footage of your accident as it happened. Additionally, you may ask witnesses to verify your claim if need be. It is always a good idea to seek medical attention immediately after your accident occurred. Doing so will ensure your injuries are treated accordingly. Additionally, you will receive medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may also use to help prove your claim. Your attorney may use police reports, store incident reports, and pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident as well.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years. This means that you have three years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. You cannot afford to wait. The sooner you contact an experienced attorney to get the ball rolling, the better.
Contact our experienced firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must consult an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.