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One of the last places we expect to sustain a serious injury is the supermarket. However, with people now swarming the stores to stock up on necessities, the chances of an accident occurring increase. If you are someone who has recently been injured in a supermarket accident as a result of negligence, there is a very good chance you now qualify for financial compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Westchester County personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being injured in a supermarket in New York?

People are injured in supermarket accidents for various reasons, including inadequate security, dangerous supermarket parking lots, spills left unattended in aisles causing slip and fall accidents, and more. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, ensure you do the following:

  1. Get the store manager’s attention. They should file a store incident report, documenting how the accident happened.
  2. Call the police, who will then send an ambulance to take you for treatment.
  3. Ask anyone who saw the accident for their contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your accident.
  5. After being treated by a medical professional, ensure you receive medical documents regarding the extent and origin of your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Westchester County personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the claims process.
  7. Refrain from posting on social media until your claim is resolved. All too frequently, insurance companies will monitor your social media accounts to ensure you do not post anything that potentially contradicts your claim. If you do, they will use it as “proof” to deny you the compensation you deserve.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for an injury in New York State?

All those who have been wrongly injured in accidents must abide by the state’s statute of limitations, otherwise known as the legally-acceptable timeframe in which you may take legal action against a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations in New York State is three years, people have three years from the date of their accident to sue. If you wait past the statute of limitations, however, you will most likely be barred from suing, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation. Do not let this happen. We are here to help you.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence 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.