Whether you enjoy browsing through all your favorite foods in the supermarket, concocting ideas for delicious meals for the week as you go, or you are someone who sees food shopping as a chore and couldn’t be far enough from cold freezer section, you most likely do not assume that you will get into a supermarket accident. Unfortunately, people get in supermarket accidents more than you think, and if you’re one of them, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:
Whare the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents?
Supermarkets contain various products, foods, and physical structures, such as large freezers. Unfortunately, the more a supermarket has, the greater the chance of an accident occurring. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:
- Aisle obstructions
- Freshly mopped floors without proper hazard warning signs
- Unstable displays
- Potholes in a supermarket parking lot
- Falling and unstable displays
- Improperly positioned, bunched or missing floor mats
- Falling debris and falling items from the shelves
- Tainted or spoiled food
- Inadequate security
- Inadequate lighting
What are the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents?
- Fractured legs
- Cracked pelvis
- Fractured hips
- Torn ligaments
- Head wounds, including fractured skull, cuts, bruises
- Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Fractured wrist or arm
How do I recover compensation following a New York City supermarket accident?
To recover financial compensation following a supermarket accident, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Immediately following your accident, you should alert a manager, who will then file a store incident report. From there, you should ask for a copy, and if he or she does not comply, then you may hire an attorney who can subpoena the store for its records.
How may I satisfy the burden of proof?
To prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you and your attorney may obtain several types of evidence. For example, you may recover security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, medical documents, witness statements, and more. Please do not wait. Do yourself a favor and reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.