At some point during the week, most people go into supermarkets to shop for their groceries and other necessities. Supermarkets are visited by a wide range of age groups. Whether children are accompanying their parents as they buy ingredients for dinner or older adults are finding delicious goods to cook for Sunday family dinner, whatever the case may be all customers who enter a supermarket are at risk of injury. Supermarket accidents are more common than people typically think. People knocking merchandise off the shelves, glass jars breaking on the ground, and unsteady displays can cause serious injuries. If you’ve been hurt because of another person’s negligence, you are entitled to recover damages. Don’t hesitate to contact a skilled Washington, D.C. Supermarket Accident Lawyer who can help you recover reasonable damages for your injuries.
What are some different causes of supermarket accidents in D.C.?
Supermarket accidents can happen because of numerous reasons. If the supermarket fails to display proper hazard signs in areas with hazardous conditions, customers may be seriously injured. If they leave spills or any other type of dangerous conditions unattended consciously or unconsciously, they will be held liable for any injuries sustained as a result of their negligence. Although no one expects to get injured while grocery shopping, it can happen. Injuries can range from minor to severe depending on the incident. Various factors can cause a supermarket accident to occur including:
- loose produce
- items falling from shelves
- broken shards of glass from glass jars
- unstable and poorly placed displays of products
- defective automatic doors
- poor parking lot conditions
- poorly placed mats uneven flooring
- defective shopping carts
- mopped, slippery floors without the proper warning signs
Supermarket owners, managers, and employees are expected to uphold a safe environment for all customers who step foot on their property. They have a responsibility to take action when hazardous conditions arise promptly to ensure no injuries result. If they leave hazardous conditions unattended, they will be held liable for any damages.
How to prove your injury was due to negligence?
Sometimes it can be hard to prove negligence played a part in the accident that inflicted your injuries. However, our qualified team of dedicated lawyers can help you investigate the incident. In D.C., under the burden of proof, you have to prove that you were injured directly because of someone else’s negligence. Meaning, victims must show evidence or proof that the liable party was aware of the hazardous condition and did nothing to remedy it creating an unsafe environment for their customers. In D.C., if were injured in a supermarket accident you have three years from the date of the incident. If you fail to file a claim within this period, you will be barred from ever doing so. In premises liability claims, it is important to act quickly as you don’t want to miss the opportunity to recover damages.
If you or someone you care about has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to one of your devoted team members who can assist you in recovering fair compensation for your damages. We can ensure favorable results. Our firm is dedicated to making your best interest our top priority. Allow us to help you seek the justice you deserve.