Grocery Accidents Law Firm in Washington DC and Maryland
A trip to the grocery store is part of daily life for many people, unless you are fortunate enough to enjoy restaurants often or rely upon someone else to shop. The store is packed with fresh, frozen and packaged food items as you navigate a four-wheeled metal vehicle up and down the many aisles. Some people get great satisfaction from grocery store shopping. They may be foodies, aspiring gourmet cooks or health enthusiasts who enjoy reading nutrition labels and complying with their fitness goals.
For other shoppers, a trip to the grocery store is their least favorite chore. Fighting for a parking spot, pushing a heavy cart, dealing with crowded aisles full of other shoppers, looking for the perfect tomato and then standing in long lines to pay are not many people’s idea of a good time.
Whether you look forward to it or not, grocery stores have a duty of care towards you once you step inside. They have an obligation of keeping you safe. That means they can’t place merchandise in places where they are likely to fall and drop on you. They must keep the floors clean and dry. Their shopping carts must be properly maintained and cleaned. And they have to provide adequate security.
You Must Have Suffered Damage To File a Lawsuit
Of course, if you suffer an accident at a grocery store, you don’t automatically have a case against them. You must prove that you were injured due to the grocery store’s negligence and that they had a duty to protect you. Their negligence must be the cause of your injury. And importantly, you must prove an actual injury with damages. If you slip on a banana peel or a puddle of water, then get up and run a marathon the next day, then you were not injured to the extent required for a lawsuit. Your injury must have damaged you in some significant way. For example, you couldn’t go to work for a significant period of time or you incurred expenses due to medical treatments.
If your injuries proved costly or required extensive medical attention following grocery accidents, call us for a free evaluation. We will closely examine all the evidence and let you know whether you can pursue a personal injury case. If you can, you will have an aggressive litigator on your side and direct communication with your attorney.
We have the experience of going up against large insurance companies and other conglomerates in order to help put your life back together following grocery accidents. Contact us for a full investigation of your case in order to determine whether negligence was the cause of your injury. If there was negligence, we will find the evidence. And if you suffered a serious injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, future wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
There is a time limit for initiating a personal injury lawsuit arising from grocery accidents. In Washington, D.C. and Maryland you have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim. Wrongful death matters are treated differently in the District of Columbia where the time limit is two years. In Maryland, there is a three-year limitation on wrongful death cases.
These types of cases require extensive investigation including attempting to determine prior accident history, maintenance records, ownership and control documentation and prior complaints. So it is very important to move quickly if we are to pursue a cause of action against the responsible party. If you wait too long, you may be unable to file suit.
When you reach out to us, your personal injury attorney will thoroughly analyze your case and conduct a full investigation to determine what went wrong.
Contact us for a free initial consultation.
I CAN’T AFFORD A LAWYER. CAN YOU HELP ME?
We work on a contingency basis which means that you will not pay us anything for our services unless we are successful in resolving your case. In the case of a favorable outcome, our fee is a percentage of the total amount recovered. If we are not able to obtain a favorable outcome, then you owe us nothing for our time or expenses.
Please contact us for more information about your case so that we may determine the best course of action.
You can count on our total dedication to you. We rely on the best experts to help us evaluate your case. With our firm on your side, you will have an attorney directly available to you. Contact us at 202-330-6290 or email@example.com for a free initial consultation if you suffered a serious injury.