Supermarket Accidents in Washington D.C. | What You Should Know

Supermarkets are among the last places anyone would expect to sustain a serious injury, and this is in large part due to their mundane nature. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anyplace, anywhere, and many people are injured while grocery shopping every year. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about supermarket accidents, what you should do if you are injured in one, and how our firm can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most supermarket accidents happen?

Supermarket accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, and in certain cases, they are simply unavoidable. However, oftentimes, these accidents are the direct result of negligence, either on the part of supermarket management or staff. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents include poorly placed floor mats, merchandise falling from shelves, spills left unattended in aisles or restrooms, unsafe supermarket parking lots, poorly placed merchandise, and more. If you were injured due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do after sustaining an injury in a supermarket?

If you are injured in a supermarket accident, you should take several steps to document the incident to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim. Those steps are as follows:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Notify the store manager of the incident.
  3. Ask witnesses for their contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe supermarket condition that caused your accident.
  5. Receive immediate medical treatment.
  6. Ask your doctor for all documentation/bills concerning your injury.
  7. Retain the services of an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof, such as surveillance footage of your accident as it happened.

How long will I have to sue after an injury in Washington D.C.?

The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years, which means that in most cases, you will have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the liable party. If you wait any longer than three years to sue, you will most likely lose your right to do so. Our firm is ready 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.