Supermarkets are a hub for shoppers all across the country. People rely on supermarkets to provide them with the goods they need to get through the week. People rarely think of supermarkets as unsafe, however, this is unfortunately not the case. Customers are injured in supermarket accidents more often than you think, and when they are, they very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. If you have been involved 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 any number of factors. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:
- Water spilled on restroom floors
- Inadequate security
- Unstable displays
- Improperly positioned floor mats
- Tainted or spoiled food
- Aisle obstructions
- Inadequate lighting
- Potholes in parking lots
- Slippery entrances and exits
- Falling items from shelves
What are some injuries most frequently caused by supermarket accidents?
Supermarket accidents have spawned some gruesome injuries in the past, some of which are as follows:
- Cuts and bruises
- Cracked pelvis
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured hips
- Head wounds
- Fractured wrists and arms
Do I qualify for compensation following a New York supermarket accident?
To recover financial compensation following a supermarket accident, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You and your attorney will work together to recover various pieces of evidence to help prove your claim. For example, your attorney may obtain security camera footage of your accident, which is perhaps the most efficient way to prove a personal injury claim. Additionally, you attorney may work to recover medical documents, witness statements, supermarket incident reports, police reports, and more. Hiring an experienced attorney can help ensure the insurance companies do not take advantage of your situation. Very often, they will do whatever they can do deny those injured of the compensation they need. However, you can rest assured that our attorneys will fight the insurance companies with everything they’ve got.
What is the statute of limitations in New York?
In New York, the statute of limitations is three years. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. You cannot afford to wait. Do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced attorneys today who can get the ball rolling to help you on your way to recovery.
Contact our experienced New York firm
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.