Supermarket accidents are among the most unexpected. Generally, people go to the supermarket with the intention of leaving as soon as possible. Usually, this is the case. Unfortunately, supermarket accidents happen more frequently than we’d care to imagine, and if you were injured in one, the outcome is most likely all too real. This is why most people injured in supermarket accidents seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of medical bills, in-home care, and more. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?
Supermarket accidents can be caused by several different factors, including:
- Unstable displays
- Broken shopping carts
- Spoiled food
- Aisle obstructions
- Inadequate security
- Potholes in parking lots
- Poorly positioned floor mats
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling debris
What are the most frequently sustained injuries in supermarket injuries?
Some of the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Cracked pelvis
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Head wounds
- Fractured arms
- Cuts and bruises
- Fractured legs
- Fractured skulls
How do I recover compensation following a supermarket accident?
If you are seeking financial compensation, you will have to hire an experienced attorney, as you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, you and your attorney may do several things. For example, you may recover security camera footage of your accident as it happened. Rather obviously, this is the most straightforward way to prove a personal injury claim. You may also recover witness contact information, so they can help verify your claim if need be. Your attorney will also subpoena the supermarket for an incident report if they do not turn it over willfully, which happens more than you may think. Additionally, you should always seek medical attention after an accident. A physician will treat your injuries as needed and provide you will medical documentation detailing their extent. You may also use these documents to help prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
In Florida, the statute of limitations is four years. This means you have four years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. Do not wait, hire an experienced attorney who can help you get the ball rolling.
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Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is committed to collecting compensation for personal injury victims in Winter Garden and the surrounding areas. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a healthcare professional, we are here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today.