There is nothing more jarring than sustaining an injury in a place where you least expect it, such as a supermarket. Unfortunately, supermarket accidents occur more frequently than you’d think, and if you are someone who is injured in one, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable NYC personal injury attorney to learn more about supermarket accidents and how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I slip and fall in a supermarket?
If you are injured in a supermarket, the first thing you must do is notify the store owner or management of your accident. They should then immediately write up a store incident report. You should also call the police, if they have not been called already. From here, you should take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your accident before anyone has a chance to clear them away. You should also ask anyone who witnessed your accident for their name and phone number. Finally, once you are treated at a hospital, ensure you receive all medical documentation/bills relating to your accident and retain the services of an experienced New York City personal injury attorney who can work to uncover all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf.
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What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New York State?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. The statute of limitations, simply put, is the amount of time you will have to sue the liable party after an accident. That being said, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims, under most circumstances, is three years in New York State. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue the property owner responsible for your injuries. Oftentimes, people will wait and see if their injuries heal on their own, and while this is understandable, it is critical that you do not wait too long, for if you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is ask.
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