If you’re like most people, you go grocery shopping at least once per week. For this reason, we seldom imagine a serious accident could occur while simply strolling down the produce aisle, however, grocery store accidents do occur, and if you are someone who has been injured in one, you’re most likely now seeking financial compensation. Our firm is here to help. Continue reading and contact our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about these accidents and how we can assist you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do grocery store accidents most commonly happen?
As with most accidents, grocery store accidents most commonly occur when management, staff, or patrons behave negligently. Some of the most common types of safety hazards that lead to serious slip or trip and fall accidents in grocery stores are as follows:
- Spills or other debris left unattended in aisles
- Dangerous merchandise displays
- Poorly-placed floor mats
- Merchandise falling from shelves and onto customers
- Dangerous supermarket parking lots
- Inadequate security
Am I entitled to compensation if I was hurt in a grocery store?
If you are injured in a grocery store through no fault of your own, you’re most likely wondering whether you’re entitled to financial compensation. As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, such as supermarket staff who failed to clear away a safety hazard timely, you should be entitled to compensation. This compensation can then help you deal with the physical, financial, and emotional burdens caused by your accident.
What is the time limit on personal injury claims in Maryland?
Sometimes, people who’ve been wrongfully injured will wait to see if their injuries heal on their own. While this is understandable, the longer you wait to bring a claim, the harder it can be to prove that an injury was directly caused by an accident sustained long ago. Additionally, you should note that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is typically three years, which means that you are required to bring your claim within three years of the date your accident occurred. Our firm is prepared to assist you today, all you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.