A trip to the supermarket is generally uneventful. Typically, the worst thing that will happen is that you forget an ingredient you need for dinner that night and have to run back later. Just like any other store, supermarkets should be maintained up to a reasonable standard. When that standard is not met, you can become seriously injured. If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket accident, you should consider your legal options. If you can prove that a staff member knew or should have known about the hazard and you were seriously injured in a supermarket, you may be able to recover damages to cover your medical bills, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering. If you need legal advice or a supermarket accident attorney to represent your case, contact Youngblood Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Causes of Supermarket Accidents
When we enter a supermarket, we are generally unaware of the hazards that can cause us harm. We, as the consumers, hope that the staff at the local supermarket will take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of its customers. As we navigate the aisles, we can only hope that the staff consistently monitors and addresses anything in the store that can cause injury. Unfortunately, not all owners, supervisors, or staff members take their customers’ safety into consideration. You could face hazards, including:
- Outdoor elements
- Loose produce
- Parking lot conditions
- Falling products
- Unattended items and debris on the floor
After a Supermarket Accident
If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket, seek medical attention. Calling for a medical professional meets your needs in multiple ways. A healthcare professional will document your injuries, the place the injury took place, and the approximate time of the injury. All of this information can be used to construct a valid personal injury claim. If you can, try and collect evidence for yourself. If you can take pictures of the hazard, do so. If you left the scene, the supermarket staff would quickly address the issue so no more customers were injured. This also erases the evidence necessary to claim neglect on their part. If someone saw you fall, you should get their contact information for future use. They may be able to corroborate your claim in court, if necessary. All of this is necessary because you have to satisfy the legal standard of the case. This is known as the burden of proof. You, as the injured party, will have to prove that the hazard was known or should have been known by the supermarket staff. If you have no evidence of a hazard, you may not be able to prove neglect. If you have evidence of the hazard, it helps your case immensely.
Contact a Florida Supermarket Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket, you may need a St. Petersburg personal injury attorney to represent your case. You should not sit idly by and allow a negligent party to negatively impact your future by burdening you with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, and legal fees. Youngblood Law Firm is ready to passionately and effectively represent your interests. Our personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience proving negligence and have successfully recovered millions in damages. If you need a law firm to assess your case, guide you through your options, and fight for your future, contact Youngblood Law Firm today for a free consultation.