How To Seek Compensation From A Supermarket For Your Injuries
Traveling to a supermarket is a common occurrence. However, there are many ways in which a trip to the supermarket can actually be very dangerous. If you injure yourself at the supermarket, you have every right to seek compensation for your injuries with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Everything from the supermarket to the equipment used within the supermarket and the items on the shelves can potentially be dangerous. You might trip because floor mats are placed in the wrong location or are missing. You may also slip and fall because of a spill or because the floor was washed, and there was no wet floor sign.
Supermarkets are responsible for keeping the food they sell safe. If the food is not kept under safe conditions and you get sick from the supermarket's food, you may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, especially if the supermarket was engaged in gross negligence.
Compensation for a Supermarket Injury
The good news is that you may find it easy to prove duty of care in this case. The supermarket is already responsible for keeping customers safe and selling a product that will not make customers sick. The only exception is an injury caused by something unforeseeable such as an earthquake. You will have to meet the legal requirement of burden of proof when pursuing legal action.
You might be worried about the prospect of filing a lawsuit against your supermarket, but the majority of personal injury cases do not go to court. Instead, you would work with a personal injury attorney to calculate how many damages you have suffered, and you would then write and send a demand letter.
In the demand letter, you will politely state the basis for your claim. However, you will want to be careful with what you say, and you should either have your demand letter reviewed by a personal injury lawyer or have your lawyer handle any negotiations directly with the supermarket.
Beware of the Statute of Limitations
If you are injured in a supermarket, you will want to take action immediately. Most states have statutes of limitations, which will set a time limit within which you must file your personal injury claim. Also, if more time passes, more evidence may be lost and it will be harder for your personal injury attorney to help you seek compensation for your injuries.