Supermarkets are rarely seen as dangerous places. However, serious accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, including in supermarkets. When the property is not taken care of by those who are obligated to do so, a hazard may exist. These hazards put shoppers in danger. Injured parties who want to pursue legal action should reach out to an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for assistance.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
In the state of Maryland, all property owners are legally required to keep their grounds safe so that those who come onto it are not injured as a result. Staff must be provided with proper training and safety procedures by management in addition to routine inspections. If they do not implement these practices, shoppers can sustain serious injuries. This can lead the injured party to file a personal injury claim.
When pursuing legal action for negligence, the injured party must satisfy the burden of proof. This can be accomplished with evidence that shows their injuries were directly due to the supermarket’s failure to provide safe grounds for shoppers. Evidence that can be helpful in court can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
If the injured party successfully proves negligence, he or she may recover compensation. This provides coverage for damages incurred due to the accident. There are often cases in which people suffer physically as well as emotionally. That is why injured parties may receive economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers financial burdens such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and hired help. Non-economic compensation covers the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations
When pursuing a personal injury claim, it is important to not wait too long to do so. This is because the statute of limitations places a deadline on how long the injured party has to file a claim. If you do not meet the deadline, you can lose your opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is, generally, three years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm explore all possible methods of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.