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When you go to the supermarket, the last thing you expect is a serious accident. Unfortunately, supermarket accidents happen more than you think, and when they do, the outcome is often severe. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, you are most likely looking into financial compensation. This compensation can go towards the cost of your in-home care, lost wages, medical bills, and more. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options moving forward:

What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?

Supermarkets are heavily populated areas, both with people and technology. Unfortunately, this overpopulation drastically increases the chances of an accident occurring. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Potholes in parking lots
  • Water spilled on restroom floors
  • Improperly positioned floor mats
  • Slippers entrances and exits
  • Inadequate security
  • Unstable displays
  • Broken grocery carts
  • Spoiled food
  • Aisle obstructions
  • Falling debris
  • Falling items from shelves

What are the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents?

While supermarkets are not known as safety hazards, just some of the grizzly injuries sustained in supermarkets in the past are as follows:

  • Cracked pelvis
  • Fractured skull
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Fractured wrists
  • Fractured arms
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head wounds

How do I recover financial compensation following a New York supermarket accident?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You and your attorney will work to establish the most convincing claim possible. To prove your personal injury claim, you may use security camera footage, supermarket incident reports, police reports, medical documents, and more. However, following a personal injury claim, you should be very careful about what your post to your social media accounts. The insurance companies may be monitoring what you post, and if you post anything that contradicts your claim, they may deny you of the compensation you truly need. 

What is the statute of limitations in New York?

Generally, for personal injury claims, the statute of limitations in New York is three years. This means you have three years from the date of your accident to file your claim. If you fail to do so, you may not receive financial compensation. This is why you must act fast and hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your right to a speedy recovery.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car 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 an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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