Now that nearly everyone finds themselves in the supermarket on a regular basis to stock up on necessities, there is a far greater risk of serious injuries occurring. Though we do not see supermarkets as traditionally unsafe places, the unfortunate reality is that supermarket accidents do happen, and if you have been injured in one, there is a very good chance you will require financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.
What should I do after being injured in a supermarket accident?
If you were injured in a supermarket accident, there are several steps you should take to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. They are as follows:
- Call the police. They will document the accident and send an ambulance to take you to a hospital for treatment.
- Alert the store manager of the accident, as he/she should file a store incident report.
- Take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions (such as a wet floor causing a slip and fall) that caused your accident.
- Ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information so they may corroborate your claim.
- After being treated at a hospital, ensure you do not leave without receiving any documents regarding the origin and extent of your injuries.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who can subpoena security camera footage of your accident, if necessary.
- After filing your claim, ensure you do not post anything on social media that even remotely contradicts your claim, for if you do, the insurance companies may use it against you. Do not let this happen.
How long do I have to sue after being injured in a Maryland supermarket accident?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place for personal injury claims. Simply put, the statute of limitations is the amount of time people have from the date of their accident to take legal action against the negligent party who caused their accident. That being said, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years. Do not wait any longer than three years to file your premises liability lawsuit, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. All you have to do is ask.
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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.