Supermarket Accidents in Pennsylvania | What You Should Know

Supermarkets are among the last places anyone would expect to sustain a serious injury. However, when supermarket management or staff is negligent, people are seriously injured as a result. Please continue reading and speak with our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about supermarket accidents and how our firm can assist you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents in PA?

Supermarket accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, though perhaps unsurprisingly, they are almost always the result of negligence. This negligence is generally on the part of supermarket management or staff. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents in Pennsylvania include the following:

  • Spills in aisles or restrooms causing slip and falls
  • Debris/broken glass in aisles from broken jars, etc.
  • Poorly placed floor mats
  • Unsafe grocery store parking lots
  • Spoiled food
  • Merchandise falling from shelves and onto unsuspecting customers

What should I do if I am injured in a supermarket?

If you are injured in a supermarket accident, the first thing you should do is speak with the store owner and notify him/her of the accident. Management should write up a store incident report. You should also call the police to the scene if the store owner did not do so him or herself. You should then ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information and take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your accident. Finally, once you are treated in a hospital, you should retain the services of a knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof.

How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?

To have a valid personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. This is known as satisfying the burden of proof. Our firm will use all available evidence to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. Keep in mind that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, which means that you must not wait any longer than two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. Our firm is here to help you today.

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