Supermarket Accidents in Pennsylvania

grocery store aisle with food in supermarket
November 18, 2019
Legally Reviewed By Attorney Rand Spear, Esq.

Going to the supermarket is seen as a mundane chore that must be done every so often. It is not frequently viewed as something that can be dangerous, as people do not consider the idea of becoming injured while they are food shopping. However, it is possible for grocery shoppers to sustain serious injuries at the supermarket. This can happen if the store’s owners and/or workers act negligently in providing shoppers with the proper standard of care. If they fail to do so, people can become seriously injured as a result. When an individual becomes injured due to a supermarket’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney.

Types of Accidents

People usually wander around supermarkets with the expectation that they are safe. Usually, this is true and there are no dangerous conditions present. However, there are some instances in which a supermarket is not properly taken care of. This can cause different types of accidents to happen, including the following:

  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Falling product displays

Proving Negligence

All property owners in the state of Pennsylvania are required to keep their premises safe. This requires the management and staff of a supermarket to be trained and follow the right safety guidelines to keep the grounds safe for shoppers. If they fail to do so, injuries can happen at the expense of the establishment. When this happens, injured victims often want to hold the store liable for their suffering.

In order to pursue legal action against a supermarket for negligence, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. During this time, they are required to satisfy the burden of proof. This involves gathering evidence that proves the supermarket owner and/or employees failed to care for the store, resulting in the hazard that directly caused their injuries. Evidence that can be used for the case can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.

Recovering Compensation

If the injured party is successful in proving the negligence of a supermarket, they may be able to recover significant compensation. This exists as coverage for the individual’s injuries. It is important to know that this can be economic or non-economic compensation. Economic compensation covers financial burdens such as medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation, and any professionals hired for help. Non-economic compensation may be awarded for pain and suffering as well as the loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Contact our Firm

If you or a loved one has been in a personal injury accident in Pennsylvania, it’s important that you contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney to help you with your case and to make sure that you are not taken advantage of. Contact attorney Rand Spear to get the right attorney in your corner.