People do not often consider supermarkets a dangerous place. However, it is possible for an accident to happen anywhere at any time. When a supermarket is not maintained by those whose job it is to do so, hazards can arise that cause accidents and injuries to shoppers. When this happens, injured parties can pursue legal action to recover compensation with the assistance of a Texas personal injury attorney.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
In Texas, all property owners are required to take care of their grounds so that others who come onto their property cannot become harmed as a result of poor conditions. Safe properties can be ensured by providing supermarket staff with the proper training, implementing the right safety precautions, and conducting routine inspections of the property. Failure to do any of these can result in injured shoppers and negligence claims.
When an injured party files a personal injury claim, it is important to know that they are required to prove negligence. This can be done by satisfying the burden of proof with evidence that shows the accident and injuries occurred as a direct result of the supermarket’s failure to provide a safe premises. Helpful evidence for a claim can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
If the injured party is successful in proving negligence, they may be able to recover compensation for any damages due to the accident. As people often suffer both physically and emotionally, it is possible to recover both economic and non-economic types of compensation. Economic compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic compensation covers the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations
Injured parties who want to pursue legal action for negligence should not wait too long to do so after the accident happens. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place, putting a deadline on how long they have to file a personal injury claim. If they do not meet the deadline, they may lose their opportunity to pursue legal action and recover compensation. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.