An aisle of a Pennsylvania supermarket filled with various personal care and household products on both sides. The image is taken from behind a shopping cart, which contains food items and household supplies, including pasta, sauce, and cleaning products. (This is before the unfortunate supermarket accident that eventually led to compensation.)

Supermarkets are some of the most regularly-attended stores in the country. Everybody needs food, and usually, going to the supermarket is a rather mundane task. However, unfortunately, sometimes supermarket owners, employers, or staff are negligent, and people are injured as a result. Usually, and perhaps unsurprisingly, these people will seek financial compensation. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident and are curious about your legal options going forward, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common contributors to supermarket accidents?

Supermarket accidents can be caused by several different factors, including, though certainly not limited to:

  • Poorly positioned floor mats
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Falling debris
  • Spills
  • Unstable displays
  • Broken shopping carts
  • Spoiled food
  • Aisle obstructions
  • Inadequate security
  • Potholes in parking lots

What are some of the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents?

Some of the most common injuries sustained as a result of supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Head wounds
  • Fractured arms
  • Concussions
  • Cracked pelvis
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Fractured legs
  • Fractured skulls

How do I recover compensation following a supermarket accident?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is sometimes easier said than done, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is ready to fight the insurance companies for the compensation you deserve. Some of the evidence you and your attorney may gather can include security camera footage, medical documents, police reports, store incident reports, witness statements, and more. Insurance companies are most likely not looking out for your best interest. Do not let them deny you the compensation you need. 

What is the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Failing to do so may result in losing out on the compensation you truly deserve. This is why you must always hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of another person, especially due to sheer carelessness. Not only must you now recover physically, but you must also find a way to pay for your recovery as well. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of your situation. Contact an attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, in-home care, and more.