Consumers in a supermarket are usually unaware of the hazards that can cause them harm when navigating the aisles for groceries. We hope that the staff of the supermarket offers clients the care and diligence to constantly and consistently monitor the store aisles for anything that could potentially injure their customers. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, hazards are left unattended, leading to injuries. Some hazards in a supermarket include:
If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket, you should consider your legal options. Not all supermarkets are maintained up to a responsible standard. If you are injured because of someone’s negligence, you could be burdened with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and an uncertain future. If you believe that a supermarket owner, manager, or staff member knew or should have known about the hazard, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish.
Seek medical attention
If you have sustained a serious injury in a supermarket, seek medical attention immediately. Medical attention meets your needs in multiple ways. In addition to the documentation of your injury, the medical professional will also document the time and place of the incident that can later be used to support your claim.
If you can, take a picture of the hazard. Supermarket owners will most likely fix the problem soon after, erasing all evidence of negligence. If someone saw the incident happen, collect that person’s contact information so they may be able to support your claim later on. This is critical for you to do as it can support your lawsuit.
Burden of proof
In order to be successful in court, you will have to satisfy the legal standard of the case. You will have to prove that the staff knew or should have known about the hazard and did nothing to fix the problem. You are burdened with providing proof that the hazard existed, it was caused by the negligence of the store, and that it could have reasonably been amended.
Contact a White Plains law firm to protect your rights in a supermarket accident case
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish handles various cases of personal injury. Unfortunately, not all supermarkets give the same care and attention to their premises, leading to injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a supermarket accident and believe that it was caused by the negligence of the staff, you should consider your legal options. Our firm will act quickly to protect your rights. If you are not able to collect evidence, contact our firm to investigate the premises. If you need a firm to assess your case, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.