To learn more about your legal options after a supermarket accident in Connecticut, continue reading and give our skilled Hartford County supermarket accident attorneys a call today.
What are the different ways that supermarket accidents can occur?
Supermarket accidents occur much more frequently than we may realize. There are a number of different ways that these accidents can occur. In most instances, they are the result of negligence on the part of the staff or management of the grocery store. Some of the many kinds of supermarket accidents that can happen include, and are not limited to:
- Loose produce
- Unattended spills
- Falling products
- Parking lot accidents
- Unattended snow or ice
What steps should I take after my accident?
If you were injured in a supermarket and would like to recover compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result, it is important that you collect as much evidence as possible so that you craft a strong premises liability claim. The first step you should take is to seek medical attention and inform the supermarket staff of the accident. The medical doctor will document your injuries and the staff should create a written report of the events. If possible, you should take photos of the hazard that caused your injury. Shortly after the incident, the staff of the store will correct the problem so that no other customers get injured, which is why you should act fast and call our firm to get started on your claim. If there were any witnesses to your accident, you will want to gather their contact information. It is essential to accumulate evidence of the accident or have someone collect evidence for you because you need to verify your claim. You need to demonstrate that the store staff knew or reasonably should have known about the problem. If you are successful, you could recover financial compensation that will pay your medical bills in whole and compensate you for lost wages, legal fees, and the effect on your future.
Can I acquire financial compensation for my injuries?
Keep in mind that supermarket owners and employees are responsible for keeping the premises well-kept at all times to make sure the grounds are made safe for all customers. This can be accomplished by conducting periodic checks to confirm that there are no hazards present. If these checks are not performed, or the hazards are not rectified in time, customers can become seriously injured. If an injury happens as a result of this negligence, the injured individual may be able to seek legal action.
What is the statute of limitations in Connecticut?
The state of Connecticut has a statute of limitations of two years for most personal injury claims. This means that if you fail to file within two years of the accident, you will most likely lose the ability to file the claim entirely and obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Reach out to our firm today to ensure your claim is filed on time.