A shopping cart filled with various grocery items is in the center aisle of a well-lit supermarket. The shelves on both sides are stocked with a variety of products, and there is a person in the distance at the far end of the aisle.

Nobody expects to be injured in a supermarket, but unfortunately, it happens. Oftentimes, those simply buying food for their family, minding their own business, are injured due to a negligent supermarket employee or employer. If you have been injured, you are most likely considering your legal options. These injuries are never acceptable, so if you would like to learn more about the personal injury claim process and your chances of recovering financial compensation, please read on:

What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?

Unfortunately, several things can go wrong in a supermarket, and when they do, customers are very often injured as a result. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Broken or defective grocery carts
  • Improperly positioned floor mats
  • Freshly mopped floors without proper hazard warning signs
  • Unstable displays
  • Inadequate security
  • Potholes in supermarket parking lots
  • Falling debris and falling items from the shelves
  • Tainted or spoiled food
  • Slippery entrances and exits 
  • Poor pavement and walkway conditions
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Aisle obstructions 
  • Water spilled on the restroom floor

What are some of the most common injuries caused by supermarket accidents?

Supermarkets, though not known for being unsafe, spawn various grizzly injuries. Some of which include:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured wrist or arm
  • Fractured skull
  • Fractured legs
  • Cracked pelvis
  • Fractured hips
  • Head wounds
  • Torn ligaments 

How do I recover financial compensation following a New York supermarket accident?

To recover the financial compensation you need, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. An experienced attorney will help you gather all the necessary evidence to help prove your claim. You may use this compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. To prove your claim, you and your attorney may work to recover security camera footage, witness statements, medical documents, pictures of the safety hazard, and more. 

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

In New York State, you have 3 years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to do so, there is a very good chance you will not be able to recover the financial compensation you truly need. Do yourself a favor and speak with one of our attorneys who will aggressively fight the insurance companies for the financial assistance you need to get back on your feet.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.