Injuries and accidents can happen anywhere, especially in places that people visit frequently, are constantly changing, and have many people. The grocery store is one of those places with people going nearly every week, new layouts, cleaning, reorganized displays, and having many people. Common injuries at the grocery store can happen due to anywhere from damaged or slippery floors to defective products such as faulty carts, though injury can occur for any reason and, with the many moving parts at a grocery store, it could be the fault of the store and not you. If you’re wondering what to do if you’ve suffered from a grocery store injury, then keep reading!
Avoid Saying ‘I’m Ok'
Immediately after being injured, people may rush to your aid, and guided by embarrassment or instinct, you may say aloud that you are ok or are ‘fine’. But you should refrain from doing this because: 1) You may actually not be fine! Injuries can take some time to unfold to their full extent and it may be awhile, even up to a few days, before you realize the severity of your injury. 2) Saying out loud that you are ok or fine can hurt the chances of your legal case as the grocery store may claim that your injuries were either not sustained or far smaller in scope.
If you are able, make sure to record everything from taking pictures of the area to getting down names of employees. This may seem unnatural; however, it can be incredibly helpful should you need to file a claim for injury.
Get Medical Attention
Even if you’re someone who does not like the doctor or hospitals, getting medical attention from even an urgent clinic can be beneficial not only to your physical health but can also be imperative and incredibly helpful to your legal case. Having documentation from a medical professional can help create a record and timeline to help with your case.
Call Kelleher Law
If you’ve been hurt in a grocery store, call Kelleher Law. With years of experience and a proven record of navigating personal injury and boating accidents, we may be able to provide you with the help you need. Give us a call today at 833-546-3675!