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To learn more about how grocery store accidents can happen and what your options are if you were hurt in one, do not wait to reach out to our skilled New York personal injury attorneys. Our legal team is dedicated to helping our clients feel whole again.

How do grocery store accidents occur in New York?

There are a number of ways a grocery store accident can occur. In most cases our firm has seen, these accidents occur as a result of:

  • Loose produce
  • Spills in aisles or restrooms that have been left abandoned
  • Defective automatic entrance and exit doors
  • Inadequate security
  • Items that have fallen from shelves
  • Broken grocery carts
  • Spoiled food left for innocent customers to purchase or sample
  • Poorly placed or missing doormats
  • Debris on the floor
  • Potholes in parking lots

Can I pursue legal action if I was hurt in a grocery store?

It is important to recognize that all property owners are accountable for the safety of their property. This means that if you were injured in a grocery store as a result of a store owner’s failure to remove a hazardous condition, you may be able to obtain financial compensation for the property owner’s negligence.

To avoid injury, a grocery store owner should ensure that frequent checks are being made by themselves or other employees to make sure that there are no hazards. If there are hazards, a customer can be get hurt and can hold the store owner liable. If you were injured as a result of a negligent property owner, do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your options.

How long do I have to file a claim in New York?

You will need to make sure that you file your grocery store accident claim as soon as possible. The state of New York has a statute of limitations of three years. This suggests that if you do not file your claim within three years from the date of your grocery store accident, you may lose the chance to file your claim entirely, and you will be unable to receive the compensation you need.

It is critical that you retain the services of an experienced New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are a priority.

Contact our 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 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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