There are few things more frightening than an accident occurring when you least expect it. If you plan on going to the supermarket to stock up on various goods, ensure you do so safely and keep your eye out for certain potential safety hazards. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about supermarket accidents and what you should do after one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a supermarket accident?
Supermarket accidents happen for several different reasons, including spills in restrooms and aisles causing slip and falls, items falling from shelves and onto unsuspecting customers, negligently placed floor mats, selling spoiled/tainted food, and more. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are a type of negligence, and should, therefore, be prevented.
What should I do after a supermarket accident?
After a serious accident, there are several steps you should take, if possible, to ensure you have a solid personal injury claim. These steps are as follows:
- First, call the police and notify the store manager of your injuries. The police will write up a report of the accident and send an ambulance. The store manager should also write up a store incident report.
- Take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your accident.
- Ask anyone who saw your accident if you may have their phone number, business card, or any other way you may contact them so they can verify your claim.
- Collect all medical documents relating to your injuries.
- Hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
- Stay away from social media until your claim is resolved. Insurance companies may use anything you post against you.
How long do I have to file a premises liability claim in Maryland?
People in the state of Maryland must always act in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Essentially, the phrase “statute of limitations” refers to the length of time individuals have to take legal action against a negligent party. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years, you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the supermarket in question. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to begin the claims process as soon as possible.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.