There are few things worse than sustaining an injury at a time when you least expect it. These accidents can be both jarring and physically devastating. If you are someone who was seriously injured while simply shopping for groceries, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help pay for your medical bills, lost current/future wages, and more. Our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and contact our Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about supermarket accidents and how we can assist you if you’ve been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most supermarket accidents occur?

Supermarket accidents can happen for many different reasons, and at times, they are simply unavoidable. However, this is seldom the case, and generally, supermarket accidents are the result of negligence on the part of supermarket management or staff. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents include unsafe supermarket parking lots, spills in aisles or restrooms, debris left in aisles (such as broken glass jars or other merchandise), items falling from shelves onto customers, poorly placed floor mats that slide or otherwise cause slip and falls, and more.

What should I do after sustaining injuries in a supermarket accident?

If you are injured in a supermarket accident in Maryland, you should take the following steps, as long as you are physically capable of doing so:

  1. Notify the store owner, who will file a store incident report.
  2. Call the police, who will file a police report and send an ambulance to the scene.
  3. Ask witnesses for contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
  5. Ensure that you receive medical treatment immediately.
  6. Retain the services of a seasoned Maryland personal injury attorney. 

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Maryland?

Every state has a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is the timeframe that all those who’ve been wrongly injured have to sue the party responsible for their injuries. The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Maryland is, in most cases, three years, which means that generally, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Waiting any longer than three years will most likely result in your being permanently time-barred from suing. We can help you today.

Contact our experienced Maryland firm

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.