Though supermarkets are traditionally regarded as one of the most mundane aspects of our lives, they can become a place of tragedy if left insufficiently supervised or maintained. If you were injured in a supermarket accident, there is a very good chance you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Fortunately, our firm has been helping injured clients recover the compensation they need for years. If you find yourself in this unlucky situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What causes supermarket accidents?
Supermarkets are vast, crowded buildings, with a seemingly endless amount of potential safety hazards. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents involve spills, aisle obstructions, potholes in the supermarket’s parking lot, tainted food, insufficient security, falling items or debris, slippery entrances, unsafely positioned floor pats, unstable displays, and more. If you were injured for any of these reasons, there is a very good chance you will qualify for financial compensation.
How do I sue a supermarket?
To sue a supermarket, you will first have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, you cannot do so without the help of an experienced attorney. An attorney will first establish and present various forms of evidence, including surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, witness testimony, police reports of the incident, and more.
Additionally, you must ensure you receive medical treatment immediately after the accident occurs. Not only will a physician help your injuries heal properly, but he or she will also provide you with medical documentation detailing their severity. You may also use this documentation to bolster your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C.?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to take legal action against another party. 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 a personal injury claim against a supermarket. Those who wait longer than three years will be denied their right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to help by getting the claims process started as soon as we can.
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.