There are few things worse than sustaining an injury in an accident due to no fault of your own. Supermarkets are one of the last places anyone would expect to be hurt in an accident, however, supermarket accidents do happen. If you are someone who was recently injured in a supermarket accident, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?
Supermarket accidents happen for many different reasons, though unfortunately, they are generally a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents include dangerous supermarket parking lots, spills in aisles or restrooms, broken merchandise (broken jars, etc.) in aisles, poorly placed floor mats, merchandise falling from shelves, and more. If you were injured as a result of negligence on the part of a supermarket staff member or manager, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for compensation.
What should I do after a supermarket accident occurs?
After a supermarket accident, you should take the following steps to increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim:
- Notify the store manager of the accident–he or she should file a store incident report.
- Call the police if the store manager does not do so him/herself.
- Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
- Take pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident.
- Seek medical treatment.
- Hire an Orlando personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
How long will I have to file a personal injury claim in Florida?
If you are injured in an accident, you must take legal action within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, under most circumstances, four years, you must file your personal injury claim within four years of the date of your accident. Waiting any longer than four years will most likely result in you losing your right to sue. Our firm is ready to help you today. All you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.