Under the new circumstances brought upon the state of Pennsylvania and the rest of the world by the Coronavirus, many people are going to the supermarket more often than usual. It is because of this that it is important that these properties are maintained by those whose job it is to do so. Failure to take care of supermarket grounds can result in certain hazards that can pose a threat to shoppers. Injured shoppers may be able to recover compensation with the assistance of a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
In Pennsylvania, all property owners are required to take care of their grounds. This ensures that individuals who come onto their property cannot become harmed as a result of poor conditions. Safe properties can be ensured at supermarkets by providing staff with the right training as well as implementing safety precautions and conducting routine inspections. Failure to do so can result in injured shoppers and personal injury lawsuits.
When an injured party files a personal injury claim, they are required to prove negligence. This is possible by satisfying the burden of proof with evidence. The evidence must show that the accident and their injuries happened directly because of the supermarket’s failure to provide a safe premises for shoppers. Helpful evidence can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
If the lawsuit is successful, the injured party may recover compensation for any damages that were caused by the accident. After an accident, people often suffer emotionally as well as physically. That is why it is possible to receive two types of compensation: economic and non-economic. Economic compensation covers financial burdens such as medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic compensation covers emotional suffering, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
Statute of Limitations
Injured parties who wish to hold a negligent party responsible should not wait too long after the accident to file a claim. This is because the statute of limitations places a deadline on how long they have to do so. If they fail to meet the deadline, the individual may lose their chance to pursue legal action entirely. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
Attorney Newman has represented clients in Pennsylvania for over 45 years. If you need an experienced attorney to help guide you through the personal injury claims process or with any criminal defense matters, Attorney Newman is ready to help. Contact The Law Office of Neal E. Newman today to schedule a consultation.