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Though the last thing you would expect upon starting your grocery shopping for the week is an accident, supermarket injuries occur far more often than you may think. If you are someone who has been injured in a supermarket accident, there is a very good chance you are now looking into obtaining financial compensation. This compensation can be used to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process going forward:

How are people injured in supermarkets?

Supermarkets are full of merchandise, people, carts, and various other objects that can cause serious accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents can almost always be traced back to negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents include spills left unattended, broken or defective carts, debris blocking aisles, items falling from shelves, and more.

How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation?

To win financial compensation, you will first have to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that you will have to prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Our firm has years of experience fighting for clients in the same position you are in now, which is why we are equipped to effectively gather and present evidence on your behalf. We will work to uncover pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, police reports of the incident, witness testimony, medical documents regarding the extent and origin of your injuries, security camera footage of the accident as it happened, and more to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York State?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place. Simply put, the statute of limitations is the length of time you have to take legal action against another person. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will be barred from suing, though the sooner you act, the better. Our firm is ready to tenaciously fight for the compensation you deserve. We will begin the claims process as soon as you are ready.

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.