Just like other accidents all over New York, falling incidents caused by negligence in supermarkets are quite common. As a customer in a supermarket, you have the right to seek justice in the event that you fell on the premises. It is your right to seek justice because according to the New York legal doctrine of premises liability, a supermarket owner has a responsibility of maintaining a premise that’s safe for customers.
Most cases may be overlooked, and injured victims tend to suffer the most. Fortunately, the state of New York has injury attorneys who help victims seek justice for their personal injuries, medical expenses, and income loss.
What Dangerous Conditions Can Cause A Fall In A Supermarket?
There are some dangerous conditions in a supermarket that can cause accidents. Some of these causes include:
• Supermarket stairways that are poorly maintained that could cause customers to fall
• Wet slippery floors in a supermarket with no signage to warn customers are dangerous
• An uneven floor in the supermarket
• During winter big supermarkets with very big parking lots become icy and very dangerous to customers.
• Less-maintained supermarkets have foreign objects on the floor like dropped lettuce leaves that can easily cause a fall
• During peak hours, uncontrolled crowds can pose a danger to customers who are likely to fall in the supermarket
Bringing Your Case To Court
Before determining your claims validity, a slip and fall law firm will help you determine whether there was a defect in the supermarket’s floor or stairs. At times, the accidents could have been caused due to the owner’s negligence. A professional team of engineers will help ascertain whether or not the building complied with building code. From the engineer’s report, your attorney will prepare a detailed investigative report to prove your case. By winning a case, you’ll get compensation for your pain, medical expenses, and income loss.
Lawsuits for accidents in a supermarket in New York are very difficult to win especially with little or no evidence; from photographs to witness statements. Failure to produce sufficient evidence of the incident, a case may be dismissed regardless of the severity of your injuries.
Settlement proposals are often prepared immediately after the review of the case assessment. It’s provided to the defense, designed to outline the cases’ strength while at the same time allow the insurance adjuster assess the claim to make a higher settlement offer. A settlement proposal should lead to a faster settlement unless in few cases where the defense denies liability. In such a case, the attorneys will file a personal injury lawsuit.
Delivering a Good Settlement: Negotiation and Mediation
A slip and fall attorney will help his or her client ultimately end up with a good resolution number from the defendant through negotiations and mediation where a mediator will attempt to bring both attorneys to a resolution. Highly experienced lawyers with good negotiation skills can deliver very good settlements to their clients.
Ever experienced such a situation? With sufficient evidence and proper negotiation skills, a New York attorney will help you seek compensation for medical expenses, pain, and lost wages.