Rarely does anyone ever think they will become injured on a routine trip to the supermarket. The reality is that accidents happen all the time in supermarkets and other retail stores. When store management and workers are negligent, customers can become injured. Supermarkets, like all other properties, must be kept safe by management. Of course, after an accident, the injured party may want to bring a lawsuit against the supermarket for negligence. The experienced attorneys at Trombly & Singer are prepared to bring a case against the liable party in an effort to recover significant damages on your behalf. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, contact our firm today.
Supermarket Negligence in Washington D.C.
Accidents can happen anywhere, even in a seemingly harmless supermarket. When store employees or management fails to maintain a safe premises, shoppers can become injured and suffer serious consequences. After an injury, one may be facing high medical expenses, lost wages, among other life-changing burdens. Some of the most frequently seen supermarket accidents include:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falling product displays
Proving Negligence in a Supermarket Accident
When an individual gets injured in a supermarket accident, they may consider bringing a lawsuit against the responsible party. In order to bring a successful lawsuit, the injured party must prove that there was negligence that caused them to become injured. This is known as the burden of proof. So, the injured party is subject to the burden of proving that the property owner created the dangerous condition or was aware that the hazard existed, the owner knew, and did nothing to rectify it. If property owner created or was aware of the condition, they may be held liable for the accident.
In a personal injury case, the attorney for the injured party may try to recover compensation on behalf of their client. Compensation may be recovered for economic damages and non-economic damages that the injured party suffered. Economic damages are the financial burdens that the injured party suffered as a result of the accident. Some of these may include medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation, any hired professionals to assist in daily life, and more. Noneconomic damages are for the additional burdens that the injured party faced, unrelated to finances. These can include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact an experienced Washington D.C. Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, it is essential to acquire strong legal representation. The dedicated attorneys at Trombly & Singer have years of experience providing clients with quality legal services after they have been injured in an accident. If you require an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your case, contact our firm today.