John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

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Grocery Store Accident Lawyer

Most of us visit the grocery store at least once a week, which is why we seldom imagine a serious accident occurring in one. Unfortunately, grocery store accidents are not all too uncommon, and if you’ve been hurt in one, you may require the services of an experienced Ulster County grocery store accident lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about grocery store accidents and the legal process ahead.

Do I Need an Ulster County Grocery Store Accident Lawyer?

Sustaining an injury in any sort of accident is a very serious matter, especially if the injury racked up significant medical bills and prevented you from returning to work for a period of time. This is why, after an injury caused by another party, it is usually best to seek the help of an experienced Ulster County personal injury lawyer who can work to receive the compensation you need to get back on your feet once again.

Causes of Grocery Store Accidents

Grocery store accidents can occur for several different reasons, though they are most frequently caused by grocery store owner/staff negligence. Some of the most common causes of grocery store accidents are as follows:

  • Spilled liquids in aisles
  • Broken glass or other debris in aisles
  • Falling merchandise
  • Poor supermarket parking lot conditions
  • Runaway shopping carts
  • Carelessly placed floormats
  • Negligently placed merchandise displays

What to do After a Grocery Store Accident

If you are injured in a grocery store accident, you should work to document the incident at once, as long as you are still physically capable of doing so. This means calling emergency services to the scene, notifying the store owner of your accident (he/she should write up a store incident report), take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, and ensure you seek immediate medical treatment. Once you are treated and in stable condition, you should consider speaking with an Ulster County grocery store accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to heal.

Statute of Limitations

You should note that the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is, generally, three years, which means you must take legal action against the liable party within three years of the date of your accident. Waiting longer than three years will most likely result in you being permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm is ready to assist you today.

Contact an Ulster County Grocery Store Accident Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents can be devastating, and if you’ve been wrongfully hurt in one, you should consider speaking with an attorney who can assess your case and inform you of your options going forward. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.