Everybody steps foot in supermarkets, at least occasionally, However, nobody expects to be seriously injured in one. Unfortunately, it happens more often than most people think, and if it happened to you, there is a very good chance you are looking into recovering financial compensation. Supermarket accidents happen suddenly, and victims have very little time to protect themselves. If you have been involved in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents?
Supermarket accidents can be caused by any number of factors, including:
- Aisle obstructions
- Improperly positioned floor mats
- Tainted or spoiled food
- Inadequate security
- Potholes in supermarket parking lots
- Defective grocery carts
- Inadequate lighting
- Falling debris
- Falling merchandise from shelves
- Water spilled on restroom floors
What are some of the most common injuries caused by supermarket accidents?
Some of the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents include, but are certainly not limited to:
- Fractured hips
- Fractured legs
- Fractured skulls
- Fractured wrists or arms
- Fractured pelvis
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and bruises
How do I recover compensation following a Maryland supermarket accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You and your attorney will work together to obtain all the evidence necessary for a convincing claim. First, your attorney may try and recover security camera footage of your accident, as this is generally the most efficient way to prove a claim, From there, your attorney will use supermarket incident reports, witness statements, police reports, pictures of the safety hazard, and more to prove your claim. You should also seek medical attention immediately after your accident, as a physician will treat your injuries accordingly, as well as provide you with medical documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your claim.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Maryland is three years. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you fail to do so, the insurance companies will most likely deny you the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you have been injured in an accident and wish to speak with an attorney about your best course of action, contact the Law Offices of Albers & Associates today.
Albers & Associates is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Albers & Associates to schedule a consultation.