Taking a trip to the supermarket is a common task for most people. All different age groups shop for necessities and other retail items. Young children accompany their parents and senior citizens roam the aisles for delicious goods. However, no matter what age group you are in, you are at great risk of suffering a serious injury. Supermarket accidents are more common than people typically think. Supermarket accidents can be overwhelming and can cause people to feel embarrassed because it is a public place. Supermarket owners and employees have a responsibility to ensure there are no dangerous conditions that could harm their customers. Safety should be their number one priority. If they fail to keep a safe environment for their guests, they will be held liable for any damages. If you’ve been hurt in a supermarket accident, reach out to an experienced and trusted Buffalo Supermarket Liability Lawyer who can help you recover fair compensation for your injuries.
Can supermarket accidents result in significant injuries?
Supermarket accidents can cause significant injuries. The most common type of supermarket accidents are slips and falls. When someone is injured at a supermarket, it can be caused by various factors. For instance, if someone knocks over a glass jar, leaving a spilled item and sharp shards of glass, someone may not see it as they are walking down an aisle resulting in injury. Additionally, if someone trips over a poorly placed matt, trips over fallen produce, or falls because a display of merchandise is poorly placed, the supermarket will be held liable. Some severe injuries that may result because of supermarket accidents include:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Head, brain, back, and neck injuries
- Bruises and cuts
- Fractures and sprains
These are all common injuries victims may suffer due to another person’s negligence. All different types of injuries ranging from minor to severe may happen. Supermarket owners and employee must keep their customers safe while they are shopping for their necessities. If a hazardous condition is consciously left unattended or a manager told an employee to clean up the hazardous safety issue and the employee failed to do so, the supermarket will be held liable for any damages that occur. Store owners and employees have a responsibility to ensure a safe environment for any guests on their property.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability?
In New York, the statute of limitations to file a claim against a negligent party for any damages is three years from the date the injury was inflicted. You may file a claim at any point within those three years. However, if you fail to do so, you will be barred from ever doing so in the future. If you don’t file a claim within this period you will miss your only opportunity to recover damages that can help you get back on your feet.
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a supermarket accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our qualified team members who can help you file a claim against any negligent parties.