What Are the Most Common Causes of Supermarket Accidents in SC?

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If you are hosting for the holidays this year, there is a very good chance you will be heading to the supermarket relatively soon. However, if you are an unfortunate victim of a supermarket accident, you will need financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Darlington County, South Carolina supermarket accident lawyer to learn more about how our firm can help.

How Do Supermarket Accidents Happen?

Though they do not seem inherently dangerous, the truth is, supermarkets are filled with merchandise, people, and several other variables that can all contribute to a serious accident. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents can include poorly placed floormats, neglected spills in aisles or restrooms, falling items or debris from shelves, poor parking lot conditions, and more.

What Should I Do After a Supermarket Accident?

The first thing you should do, especially if you are seriously injured, is call the police. The police will write up a report of the incident, as well as send an ambulance. While you are waiting, it is best to ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information, as they may verify your claim, if need be. When the ambulance arrives, it will take you to a hospital where your injuries will be treated. Additionally, a physician will provide you with medical documentation that you may use to support your personal injury claim.

You should also be sure to speak with a manager about the incident before you leave, as he or she will most likely write up a store accident report. From here, you must hire an experienced attorney who knows how to effectively gather and present additional supporting evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident that can prove you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for an Injury Sustained in a Supermarket?

South Carolina’s limit for filing premises liability lawsuits is three years. If you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent supermarket, there is a very good chance you will be denied the compensation you deserve. Don’t let this happen. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process so we can fight for the compensation you need.

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