A well-stocked store aisle in Pennsylvania features shelves filled with a variety of bottled beverages, including soft drinks, juices, and energy drinks, organized by brand and flavor. The shelves are neatly arranged, showcasing colorful labels and packaging. Remember what to do if you witness or experience a supermarket accident here.

Supermarket accidents are among the most sudden, which also makes them some of the most frightening. People are very often seriously injured in supermarket accidents, and if you are one of them, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

What causes supermarket accidents?

Supermarket accidents can be caused by various factors and actions, whether on the part of supermarket employers, staff, or property owners. Some of the most common types of accidents happen as a result of safety hazards left unattended, such as spills, spoiled food, or poorly placed floor mats. Additionally, many accidents happen in supermarket parking lots, such as potholes, poor lighting, or inadequate security.

How do I sue a supermarket?

To win a lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured as the direct result of another party’s negligence. However, though this may sound straightforward, it oftentimes is not. That is why it is always best to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. To prove your personal injury claim, an attorney will work to recover surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused the accident, police reports of the incident, and more.

Additionally, it is always best to seek medical attention in the hours following your accident, as a medical professional will treat your injuries and provide you with documentation regarding their extent. You may then use this documentation to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania?

Every state has a statute of limitations when it comes to personal injury claims. Essentially, the statute of limitations is the amount of time you will have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years. If you wait any longer than two years, you will be denied your right to sue. Our firm is ready to take action and help you recover the compensation you need.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. 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. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.