Rarely do people ever think of a supermarket as a dangerous place. However, accidents can happen anywhere, even at a supermarket while grocery shopping. This may be the case if the property is not taken care of by those whose job it is to look after the grounds. These situations can cause hazards that have the potential to seriously injure shoppers. Injured parties facing should retain the services of an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for assistance with these matters.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
In Connecticut, all property owners have a legal obligation to make sure their grounds are safe. This ensures that others are not harmed when they come onto it. This can be accomplished by ensuring management properly trains their staff and implements the right safety procedures. If they fail to do so, grocery shoppers can be injured due to negligence. These situations can result in a personal injury lawsuit.
When an injured party files a personal injury claim, they are required to prove negligence by satisfying the burden of proof. This can be done with evidence that shows their injuries were a direct result of the establishment’s failure to provide a safe premises. Helpful evidence can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
If negligence is successfully proven, the injured party may be able to recover compensation. This is coverage for damages incurred due to the accident. After an accident, people often suffer both physically and emotionally. It is because of this that they may receive economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation is available for financial burdens such as medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and any hired professionals for assistance. Non-economic compensation is available for the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
It is important for an injured party to not wait too long after an accident to file a claim for negligence. This is because the statute of limitations places a deadline on the amount of time a person has to do so. If they fail to meet it, they can lose their opportunity to pursue legal action entirely. In Connecticut, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.
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Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.