All supermarkets and grocery stores are required to keep their properties reasonably safe for customers. Yet each day, hundreds of people are injured in slip and fall accidents at supermarkets. Injured shoppers can seek full compensation, thanks to premises liability laws. If you are injured from a slip and fall accident in a grocery store, here’s what you need to do:
Seek Medical Attention.
Receiving medical attention right away is key to a speedy and full recovery. There’s always a chance that even if you’re not in extreme pain right away, you could have sustained a severe injury.
Identify What Caused The Slip And Fall Accident.
Try and identify what caused you to slip and fall. Common causes for grocery store injuries are liquids left on the floor, electrical cords, or other debris carelessly placed or something blocking the aisles.
Report The Incident.
If you’re able, file a report of the incident at the scene with the store owner or manager on duty. The document should include the incident’s date, time, and circumstances. Always obtain a copy of the report for your records.
Get Witness Contact Information.
If there were any witnesses to the accident, it is vital to get their contact information. Having a person who can speak about the conditions before and after the accident can tremendously help your case.
Document and Take Photos.
It’s easy to forget details over time, so it’s crucial to document the accident while it’s fresh in your mind. Any pictures you take of the conditions or your injuries will serve as evidence in your claim, making it easier for your lawyer to support your case.
Additionally, you should be documenting your losses following the accident. Save any receipts, medical bills, or other invoices related to your accident. Record the number of workdays you’ve missed and income lost due to your injury.
Be Careful Talking to Insurance Companies.
Do not talk to insurance companies or the defense’s legal counsel without consulting a personal injury lawyer. Signing papers you don’t understand or rushing into quick settlements can result in you not receiving the full compensation you’re entitled to.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer.
A North Carolina personal injury attorney will ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way and that the negligent parties are held accountable.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Get You Back On Your Feet
Claims against a grocery store for severe injuries or wrongful death are nearly impossible to settle successfully on your own. You have too much at stake to face the insurance company on your own with a complicated or expensive claim.
Contact the personal injury lawyers at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or submit a free consultation form online to discuss your case. There’s no obligation and it costs nothing to discover what an experienced personal injury attorney can do for you.