Going to the supermarket is such a routine task that we rarely put much thought into it past what groceries we need to pick up. The last thing on our minds in the supermarket is regarding any possible hazards that could cause us to become seriously injured. With that said, supermarket accidents happen more often than we may realize. It is important to think about your legal options if you have been seriously injured in a supermarket accident. You may be eligible to recover compensation that can offset some of the physical, emotional, and financial burdens that were caused by the accident. An experienced attorney at Cressman Law Firm, P.A. can walk you through your options and help you recover the compensation you deserve during this challenging time. Contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today to discuss your case.
Supermarket accidents can be caused by a number of different hazards that we may not even realize are present while shopping. Unfortunately, when a supermarket staff or management is negligent in making sure the store is safe, shoppers can become seriously injured. A supermarket requires constant attention to any issues that may arise so they can be fixed before anyone gets hurt. Some of the many causes of supermarket accidents may include the following:
Parking lot conditions
Unattended items and debris on the floor
If you become injured while shopping in a supermarket, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention. Documenting your injuries is key in any personal injury claim and it is always more helpful when they are documented by a medical professional just after the accident. They can note the time and place of the accident, as well as your injuries. While it is necessary to obtain medical attention, there are a few things you should try to do before leaving the supermarket if at all possible. These include:
Notifying the store manager of your accident
Obtaining contact information of witnesses who may have seen your accident take place
Taking pictures of the conditions that caused you to become injured
It is important to collect as much information as possible because it can help you fulfill the burden of proof, which is required in personal injury cases. You must be able to show that the store was negligent in maintaining a safe premise and that this negligence ultimately resulted in your injuries. It is also important to note that you must file your claim within four years of the date of the accident in accordance with Florida’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases.
If a supermarket’s negligence caused you to become seriously injured, it is important that you consider your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, emotional distress, and other burdens that were caused by the accident. Cressman Law Firm, P.A. is here to walk you through each step of your injury claim and is committed to maximizing your award. For compassionate legal guidance when you need it most, contact Cressman Law Firm, P.A. today to discuss your case.