While most of us do not expect to sustain a life-changing injury while simply shopping for our weekly groceries, this is something that happens here in Toronto far more often than you may think, and if you have recently been injured in a supermarket accident due to no fault of your own, you need a knowledgeable Toronto supermarket accident lawyer who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you require to heal. Continue reading and contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about how we can help.
Why Hire a Toronto Supermarket Accident Lawyer?
If you are injured in a supermarket accident, you need a legal team you can depend on. The Ontario personal injury lawyers here at Merricks Law Group have decades of experience assisting those who’ve sustained wrongful injuries in supermarket accidents here in Toronto, and they are ready to do the same for you.
Frequent Causes of Supermarket Accidents
Supermarket accidents can occur for several reasons, though they are usually due to supermarket employer/employee negligence. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents that we see are as follows:
- Unsafe supermarket parking lots
- Spilled liquids in aisles
- Merchandise falling from shelves
- Hazardous merchandise displays
- Broken glass or other debris in the aisles
- Negligently-placed floor mats
- Inadequate security
Proving a Personal Injury Claim
When someone is injured, no matter the circumstances of their injury, to win a personal injury claim, they must satisfy the burden of proof. This means that they will have to prove that they were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence (in this case, supermarket staff or management). That being said, in many cases, this is not always easy, which is why at the scene of the accident, you should do everything in your power to document the incident, including notifying the supermarket owner of the incident, as he or she should call the police and write up a store incident report on your behalf.
You should also ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your accident, and ensure that you receive medical treatment at once. After you’ve been treated in a hospital, reach out to our knowledgeable Toronto supermarket accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Statute of Limitations in Ontario
The statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Ontario is two years, which means that after most accidents, the wrongly-injured party will have two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible for their injuries.
Contact Our Toronto Supermarket Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a supermarket, you may not know where to turn or whether you have a potential case against that supermarket. Contact Merricks Law Group today so we can assess your case, determine whether you have a viable legal path going forward, and, from there, tirelessly fight for your rightful compensation.