What to do if You Were Injured in a New York City Supermarket Accident

With the new coronavirus sweeping over the nation, and particularly New York State, many people are swarming the supermarkets to stock up on various necessities. Though in most cases, supermarkets are entirely safe, there are times where supermarket owners or staff are negligent, which very frequently leads to serious accidents and injuries. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a supermarket accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I am injured in a supermarket accident?

If you have been injured in a supermarket, you should follow these steps to bolster your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:

  1. Get the attention of the store owner, as he/she should write up a store incident report, detailing the facts of the incident.
  2. Call the police, as they will also document the incident and send an ambulance to take you to get your injuries treated.
  3. While awaiting their arrival, ask anyone who saw the accident for their phone number, email, or any other means by which you may contact them to corroborate your claim in the future.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as the safety hazard that caused your injuries.
  5. After receiving medical treatment, ensure you obtain medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney that you can trust to gather and present all other evidence on your behalf and fight for the compensation you deserve and need.

How long do I have to sue after sustaining a supermarket accident injury in New York?

All wrongly injured persons in New York State must abide by the statute of limitations. This is the timeframe by which individuals have to take legal action against a negligent party. That being said, since the statute of limitations in New York State for premises liability claims is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to help.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.