Supermarket accidents can cause serious injuries. If you were hurt in one, you may want to consider your legal options. Give our skilled supermarket injury attorneys a call today.
What are the common ways that supermarket accidents occur in Pennsylvania?
It is important to recognize that supermarket accidents are more common than one may think, and serious accidents can result from them. The most common causes of these accidents are a result of the following:
- Poorly positioned floor mats
- Spills in aisles or restrooms cause slip and falls
- Unsafe grocery store parking lots
- Debris and broken glass in aisles from broken jars, etc.
- Rotten food
- Products falling from shelves and onto unsuspecting customers
Can I obtain financial compensation for my injuries?
Note that supermarket owners and employees are liable for keeping the premises well-kept at all times to make sure the grounds are made safe for all customers. This can be done by performing regular checks to ensure that there are no dangers present. If these checks are not executed, or the hazards are not rectified in time, shoppers can become seriously hurt. If an injury happens as a result of this negligence, the injured individual may be able to pursue legal action.
How can I fulfill the burden of proof?
If you would like to seek financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you have sustained as a result of your supermarket accident, you will have to supply proof that your accident happened as a result of the negligence. You can do this by informing the manager right after your accident. Then call 911. The police can dispatch an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, and more. If you can, you should take photos and videos at the scene of the accident. Make sure you document the dangerous conditions that induced your accident to happen. If anyone witnessed the accident occur, ask for their contact information. Witness testimony is an important piece of evidence in a personal injury suit. Also, you will want to seek medical treatment at a hospital. Many people try to heal at home, but this can result in major issues. For instance, it is possible to sustain a severe injury without discovering it. Also, your injuries may not heal adequately without the assistance of a doctor. You can also obtain written proof outlining the origin and extent of your injuries.
What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania?
The state of Pennsylvania has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. If you fail to file within two years of the accident, you will most likely lose the ability to file the claim entirely and obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Give Friedman Schuman a call today to ensure your claim is filed promptly and properly.