Over the past couple of weeks, people have been stocking up on food amidst the recent virus outbreak. Though supermarkets are not always dangerous, serious accidents can happen, especially with everyone in a frenzy. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you need to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of supermarket injuries?
Supermarket accidents happen for a variety of reasons, though perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most frequently a result of negligence. For instance, when spills happen and people fail to clean them up and post wet floor signs, people can slip and fall. Supermarket injuries are also caused by poorly placed floor mats, items falling from shelves, tainted food, and more.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after an injury?
To sue a supermarket, you will have to prove that you sustained injuries as a direct result of that supermarket owner or employer’s negligence. This is known as satisfying the burden of proof. To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will tirelessly work to uncover various types of evidence, including pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, security camera footage of your accident, witness statements, and more.
Once we file your claim, however, you must ensure you stay away from social media as much as you can. You may find the insurance companies monitoring your account to see if you post anything that contradicts your claim. If they find anything, even if they have to take it out of context, they may use it against you. Do not let this happen.
How long do I have to sue someone after sustaining an injury in Washington D.C.?
Individuals have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. Though this may sound like a lot of time, the truth is, it is always best to speak with our firm sooner, rather than later. What’s more, the sooner we can work on your case, the sooner you may receive the compensation you deserve. Do not wait any longer than three years, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing.
Contact our experienced Washington D.C. firm
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.