Supermarkets are generally thought of as nothing more than a convenient, if not somewhat mundane means to purchase all of our weekly necessities. When you are in a supermarket, the last thing on your mind is a potential accident. Unfortunately, accidents happen, very often at the hands of a negligent employer or staff member. When this happens, injured parties generally seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself injured in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?
Some of the most common contributors to supermarket accidents are as follows:
- Inadequate security
- Potholes in parking lots
- Unstable displays
- Poorly positioned floor mats
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling debris
- Broken shopping carts
- Spoiled food
- Aisle obstructions
What injuries have recovered compensation in the past?
Some of the injuries sustained in supermarket accidents that have recovered financial compensation in the past include, though are not limited to:
- Head wounds
- Fractured arms
- Fractured legs
- Fractured skulls
- Cracked pelvis
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and bruises
How do I recover financial compensation following a New York supermarket accident?
To recover compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, so you must hire an experienced attorney who will work to gather all the necessary evidence to present the most convincing case possible.
How do I prove another party’s negligence led to the injuries I have sustained?
You should always seek medical assistance immediately following your accident. A physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may use to prove your claim. Additionally, you and your attorney may work to recover security camera footage, store incident reports, pictures of the safety hazard, police reports, witness statements, and more. Do not let the insurance companies win. Reach out to an attorney who is willing to fight them, every step of the way.
What is the statute of limitations in New York?
The statute of limitations in New York State is three years. This means that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Failing to do so may result in you being denied the compensation you deserve. Do not wait–contact one of our attorneys to get the ball rolling.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
The Law Offices of Laurence C. Tarowsky is proud to serve clients in New York City and the surrounding areas after they have been injured by someone else’s negligence. For a consultation, contact our office today.