Grocery Store Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

Grocery stores are seldom considered unsafe, and for many, grocery shopping is even considered fairly enjoyable. However, there are times where grocery stores become unsafe, generally due to negligence, and if you are someone who was recently injured in a grocery store accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to financial compensation. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about grocery store accidents and how we can help if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do grocery store accidents occur?

Grocery store accidents are more common than you may think, and they can happen in a variety of ways. Generally speaking, they are a result of grocery store staff/ownership negligence. Some of the most common causes of grocery store accidents include unsafe parking lots due to poor lighting, uneven pavement, lack of security, and more; liquids left on the floors of grocery store restrooms aisles; poorly placed floormats, items falling from shelves and landing on unsuspecting customers, and more. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for compensation in a personal injury claim.

What should I do if I am injured in a grocery store?

If you are injured in a grocery store accident, the first two things you should do are call the police and notify the store owner of your accident. The store owner should write up an incident report and the police should file a police report, as well as send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. You should then ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their contact information and proceed to take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident. Finally, you should seek immediate medical treatment and once you are in stable condition, you should retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney.

How long do I have to sue for an injury in Washington D.C.?

To sue for an injury in Washington D.C., you must do so within the statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, you must not wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to pursue compensation against the liable party. Failing to file your claim in this timeframe relinquishes your right to compensation. We are here to help you today.


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.