How Important Is It to Get a Store Incident Report?

If you suffer injuries in an accident at a supermarket or another store, you may have to help fill out a store incident report. This is paperwork that these stores have to keep around just in case anyone gets injured on the premises. A comprehensive store incident report can help you if you plan to pursue compensation in a personal injury case. So it is important to know what kind of info should be in a report, and why our Hartford County supermarket accident attorneys need a copy of it.

What Information Should Be In the Store Incident Report?

The store incident report needs to report a few things accurately. It should contain:

  • The date and time of the accident
  • Information about any eyewitnesses to the accident
  • The types of injuries you suffered in the accident

Remember, it is possible that you will only notice some injuries later after you go for medical care. Do not worry if the store incident report does not list all of them. It can still be a useful document if you decide to sue.

What Are Common Injuries in a Store Accident?

Some people do not realize just how harmful a slip-and-fall or other types of store accidents can be. In addition to minor injuries like scrapes and bruises, such accidents can easily cause:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

If you end up facing steep medical bills as a result of a store accident, you should seriously consider pursuing a personal injury case and compensation that can help make up for all of these costs.

Can I Use the Store Incident Report As Evidence?

Yes, a store incident report can be used as evidence. That is why we recommend that you are as thorough as possible when describing the accident scene, your injuries, and anything else related to the accident. If you believe that you only suffered harm due to the store’s negligence, you should do your best to get that point across. Once the report looks complete, make sure that you get your own copy of it.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

An attorney from our firm can do a lot to help you with your case. They can:

  • Gather evidence, including the store incident report
  • Talk to any witnesses
  • Field settlement offers and calculate fair compensation
  • File your case before the statute of limitations expires
  • Hold all liable parties accountable
  • Show how the store, its management, and/or its ownership were negligent
  • Consult with expert witnesses who can help build your case

Schedule a Consultation With Our Team

If you think that you have a premises liability case to pursue, do not delay. Contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman and schedule your free consultation. We are ready to help you build a case and pursue the compensation that you deserve.

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