Fortunately, most of us never have to worry about sustaining an injury in a supermarket in our lifetime. That being said, if you’ve been seriously hurt in a supermarket accident, hiring a Buffalo supermarket liability lawyer can make a world of a difference when it comes to attaining the compensation you need. Contact Ramos & Ramos today.
Should I Hire a Buffalo Supermarket Liability Lawyer to Handle My Claim?
Not every injury sustained in a supermarket qualifies for compensation. However, if you were grocery shopping, encountered any of the following safety hazards, and were injured as a result, you should absolutely retain the services of an experienced Buffalo slip and fall lawyer who can assess your situation and determine the best path forward:
- Negligently placed merchandise displays
- Broken glass or spilled merchandise in aisles
- Spills or slippery surfaces
- Spoiled food
- Poorly placed floor mats
- Uncontrolled shopping carts
- Items falling from shelves and onto customers
Is a Supermarket Liable for a Customer Injury?
The crucial part of winning any personal injury claim is proving that you were injured because of someone else’s act of negligence. When it comes to supermarket liability, if we can prove that supermarket ownership or staff knew or should have known about the dangerous supermarket conditions, such as a spill left unattended or a toppled-over merchandise display, and they failed to remove the safety hazard timely, injuring you as a result, you should have a valid claim.
To prove you are an accident victim, you should ensure you call 911, seek medical treatment at once, photograph the unsafe supermarket conditions, report the accident to supermarket management, and ask witnesses for their contact information. These days, most supermarkets are equipped with surveillance cameras, so often, we can recover the footage of your accident happening from those cameras to help prove your claim as well.
Recoverable Damages in Premises Liability Claims
People file personal injury claims for two reasons. For one, they want to hold the party responsible for their injuries accountable for their negligent actions. This can give accident victims a sense of closure, knowing justice has been attained. However, of course, many people file personal injury claims simply because they have to. You shouldn’t have to pay for injuries caused by someone else, especially if the injuries were costly and derailed your life for some time, if not permanently. When a person wins a premises liability claim, they may be compensated for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- The loss of consortium
- Disfigurement or scarring
- Lost past and future wages
Contact a Buffalo Supermarket Liability Lawyer
Accident victims are often unsure of where to turn, especially when liability isn’t absolutely clear. If you’ve been hurt, you can always come to a Buffalo supermarket liability lawyer here at Ramos & Ramos. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team.