If you’re like most people, you go to the supermarket at least once per week. Because of the mundane nature of grocery shopping, we seldom imagine that anything out of the ordinary will occur as we walk from aisle to aisle. Unfortunately, there are times where supermarkets prove themselves unsafe, and if you were injured in a supermarket, you’re most likely wondering where to turn. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Read on and reach out to our experienced New York City grocery store accidents lawyer to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
Why do most grocery store accidents happen?
As you may know, most accidents, whether on the road or in a store, occur as a result of negligence. Grocery store owners and staff members have a duty to ensure the safety of their customers, and when this duty is neglected, serious injuries can occur. Typically, people are injured in grocery stores as a result of unsafe grocery store conditions. Just some of the most common causes of grocery store accidents and injuries that our firm sees are as follows:
- Runaway shopping carts
- Spills or other debris, such as shattered glass, left uncleared and in aisles
- Dimly-lit supermarket parking lots, or otherwise unsafe parking lots
- Poorly-located merchandise displays
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Supermarkets selling spoiled food, such as produce or meats
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim after being hurt in a grocery store?
If you were recently injured in a supermarket, you may be wondering whether you have a valid personal injury claim. To win a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured because of negligence on the part of supermarket ownership or staff. If you believe you have a valid personal injury claim, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who has years of experience guiding injured clients through the claims process. Our firm can work to obtain various types of evidence that should help satisfy the burden of proof in a personal injury claim. This can include the following:
- Security camera footage of your accident happening
- Pictures of the dangerous grocery store conditions that caused your accident
- Witness testimony that corroborates your claim
- Medical records of your injuries
- Store incident reports or police reports
Contact Our New York City Personal Injury Firm
Serious accidents occur in New York City every single day, and if you are an accident victim, it’s best you are prepared. Our firm proudly serves clients throughout NYC, including in Brooklyn, Harlem, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Contact the Law Office of James Trainor, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our knowledgeable legal team.