Danger is not on the top of people’s minds as they shop for groceries. A trip to the supermarket should be routine. Unfortunately, the reality is that accidents in supermarkets happen quite regularly. These accidents have resulted in a range of injuries, some being very serious. When store management or workers are negligent, the customer is often vulnerable. If you were seriously injured in a supermarket and want to take legal action, it is important to consult with an attorney. Timian & Fawcett, LLC has significant experience helping victims recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to. If you are in a serious situation like this one and need a knowledgeable legal team to help assess your case and effectively represent your needs, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.
Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere. Even a supermarket can be a dangerous place. A supermarket’s staff has a responsibility to their patrons. When that obligation is not met, it can lead to serious accidents. In and around a supermarket, a person can be injured in a range of incidents involving:
- Slip & falls
- Trip & falls
- Loose produce
- Unstable displays
- Falling products
Not all supermarket accidents are caused by negligence. Sometimes, accidents just happen at no fault of anyone. That said, there are many instances that could have been avoided with the proper care. In order to have a valid personal injury case against a supermarket, it is important to be able to prove negligence. The plaintiff would need to prove that the owner, management, or staff of the supermarket knew or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused serious injury and did nothing to rectify the problem. This can be anything from a mess in the aisle to unaddressed weather conditions in the parking lot. This legal principle is called “the burden of proof.” If successful, the plaintiff could be entitled to compensation.
If a personal injury case is successful, the plaintiff could be entitled to compensation. This compensation, also known as damages, includes both economic and noneconomic. Economic damages compensate a victim for the financial burden of the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and the loss of future potential earnings. Noneconomic damages can include pain and suffering and the loss of consortium.
Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC
If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of the negligence of a supermarket, it is important to discuss your claim with an effective and experienced attorney. Timian & Fawcett, LLC provides Maryland and Washington D.C. with quality legal advice and zealous representation for victims of serious injuries brought on by negligence. If you are in this situation and need to discuss your legal matter with an attorney, contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC for a free initial consultation.