Going to the supermarket is often seen as a normal, harmless trip that all people must do every once in a while. People typically do not think about whether or not they will be gravely injured during their trip to go food shopping. However, while it is not usually the case, people can endure serious injuries at the supermarket that have the potential to alter their lives forever. When supermarket workers and owners act negligently in providing the expected standard of care for shoppers, people can become seriously injured due to dangerous conditions in the store. If an individual does become injured as a result of a supermarket’s negligence, they may wish to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the establishment. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to fight for you.
Types of Accidents
Accidents can happen anywhere for a number of reasons. In a supermarket, people typically believe that they are safe. Usually, this is true. However, there are some instances in which the property of a supermarket is not properly cared for. When this happens, people can become injured in several ways. This may include:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Falling product displays
Supermarkets, just like all other properties, are required to be kept safe by management and the staff they employ. This demands that staff is properly trained and follows the necessary safety guidelines to keep the store in good condition for shoppers. If they fail to do so, people can become injured and wish to hold the establishment responsible.
If an individual wishes to hold another party responsible for their injury in a personal injury lawsuit, they must satisfy what is known as the burden of proof. This requires them to collect evidence that proves the supermarket owner and/or employees acted negligently in providing a certain standard of care for their shoppers. They must also prove that their injuries happened as a direct result of that negligence. Evidence that can be used as proof may be medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazardous condition in the supermarket, or any witnesses to the accident.
When an individual is injured at the expense of a supermarket, they may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. Economic compensation may be recovered for financial burdens such as medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation, and any professionals that were hired to assist the injured. When a person experiences a traumatic injury, they often suffer emotionally as well as physically. Because of this, non-economic compensation may be awarded for pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
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If you or someone you know was injured due to the negligence of a supermarket, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.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.