How to Recover Compensation Following a Washington D.C. Supermarket Accident

When you enter a supermarket, you most likely do not expect anything outside of the normal routine. Generally, this is the case, though sometimes, accidents happen. Usually, these accidents are not the customer’s fault, which is part of what makes them so disturbing and aggravating. This is why most people involved in supermarket accidents seek financial compensation to help them cover the cost of their lost wages, in-home care, medical bills and more. If you have been involved in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common contributors to supermarket accidents?

Since there are so many different products, appliances, and machinery in every supermarket, a wide array of things could go wrong. Some of the most frequent contributors to supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Unstable displays
  • Potholes in supermarket parking lots
  • Falling debris and falling items from the shelves
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Aisle obstructions 
  • Tainted or spoiled food
  • Slippery entrances and exits 
  • Poor pavement and walkway conditions
  • Water spilled on restroom floors
  • Broken or defective grocery carts
  • Improperly positioned floor mats

What injuries are most frequently sustained in supermarket accidents?

Supermarket accidents very often spawn severe injuries. Some of the injuries that have recovered financial compensation in the past are as follows:

  • Fractured wrist or arm
  • Fractured skull
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head wounds
  • Fractured legs
  • Cracked pelvis
  • Fractured hips
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries

How do I know if I qualify for compensation following a supermarket accident?

To qualify for financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You and your attorney will work to assemble evidence to help prove your claim in the most effective way possible. Some of this evidence may include security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the hazardous condition, police reports, supermarket incident reports, witness statements, medical documents, and more. 

What is the statute of limitations in Washington D.C.?

In Washington D.C., the statute of limitations is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to file your personal injury claim. If you do not do so within this timeframe, there is a very good chance you will be denied the compensation you deserve. This is why you must act promptly and hire a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

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.