Most of us don’t fear for our safety while going grocery shopping, and why should we? All we’re doing is taking a stroll down the produce aisle to pick up some necessities for the week. However, you may be surprised to learn that a significant number of supermarket accidents occur in Texas and throughout the United States every year. If you were injured in a supermarket accident, please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Corpus Christi, Texas slip and fall lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group to learn more about how we can help you get the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I’m entitled to compensation for an injury sustained in a supermarket accident?
To win compensation in any personal injury claim, the injured party is required to satisfy the burden of proof. Simply put, this means you’ll need to prove that you were injured due to another person’s negligence. For example, if you were minding your business and doing your shopping when suddenly, you slipped and fell on a spilled liquid with no “wet floor” sign or any other type of warning to be seen, you may well have a valid personal injury claim against the grocery store in question. Other examples of safety hazards that grocery stores should be mindful of include:
- Broken glass
- Dangerous merchandise displays
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Slippery floor mats
- Spoiled food
- Dangerous grocery store parking lots or sidewalks
Should I notify the store owner after an injury?
After sustaining an injury in a supermarket, you should absolutely notify the store owner, but not before taking pictures or videos of the hazard that caused your injury, if you can. Notifying the store owner should prompt them to draft up a store incident report, which you can use to file an injury claim later on, however, you don’t want to notify them of the hazard, only to have them clear it away before you document it. You should also call 911 for emergency medical services, ask witnesses for their contact information, and keep copies of all medical information you receive.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Corpus Christi, Texas?
In Texas, accident victims are required to file their personal injury claim within two years of the date their incident occurred. If you wait longer than two years, you’ll likely permanently lose your right to sue. Sahadi Legal Group is here to help you today. Give us a call or contact us online so we can start working on your case.