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Though most people go a lifetime without ever getting injured in a supermarket, it happens to more of us than you may think. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost current and future wages, in-home care, and more. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, please read on and reach out to our seasoned firm to learn more about how we can help.

What can cause a supermarket accident?

Several different factors can contribute to supermarket accidents, though most of these accidents stem from either store owner or staff negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents can include tainted food, potholes in the parking lot, falling items, poor lighting, unstable displays, water or other liquid spillage left unattended, poorly positioned floor mats, and more.

How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation?

To recover financial compensation, you will first be required to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Generally, it is best to hire an experienced attorney to help you do so, as he or she will be trained and educated in recovering and presenting meaningful evidence. Our firm may use surveillance footage of the accident, witness testimony, police reports of the incident, pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions, and more to prove your claim.

It is also very important that you see a doctor after the accident occurs, as immediate medical attention is oftentimes the most important part of healing. Additionally, a physician will give you medical documentation regarding the extent of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your personal injury claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State?

The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. In New York, the statute of limitations is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started on your behalf.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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