Were you recently injured in an accident while shopping at a supermarket like Aldi? If so, it may not be your responsibility to cover the cost of your injuries and lost wages.
With a personal injury claim, you may be able to receive financial compensation from Aldi, or any large grocery store for an accident caused by negligence.
Continue below to learn what accidents may qualify, and how you can begin the PI claim process as soon as possible.
Potential Hazards While Shopping
Like any supermarket chain, Aldi carries a wide variety of fresh food and products that require stocking and maintaining. It could be difficult to keep all of this food ready for purchase while still keeping the store free of spills, obstructions, and other hazards.
If an accident occurs due to a mistake on behalf of the established business's part, this is called “negligence”, and warrants financial compensation.
For instance, say you are shopping for lettuce in the produce section, where the staff had noticed water from the misting machines pooling on the floor. They failed to put out wet floor signs or correct the situation, leading to a slip-and-fall hazard.
You slip on the water and injure your head, neck, and wrist in the fall. Not only do you lose money on medical tests, but your recovery leaves you without one week’s wages from missing work.
In this case, it is likely that Aldi, or any large grocery store would be responsible to cover these funds. The most important aspect here is that it was Aldi’s, or any store's negligence that resulted in the accident.
Starting Your PI Claim
The three main goals of your personal injury claim will be to:
- let establishment know what happened during the accident
- demonstrate why you believe it resulted from the grocery store's negligence
- explain why you are asking for a certain amount in compensation
To demonstrate Aldi’s, or any grocery store's negligence, you will need to provide as much evidence from the accident as possible. Aside from your own statement, try to get statements from other customers or employees that witnessed any part of the incident.
Provide photographs of the location in the store where your accident occurred, as well as photos of your injuries or damaged goods if applicable.
When explaining your compensation request, give as many details about the financial repercussions of your injury as you can.
Give specific medical tests and costs, doctor’s diagnoses, bills from ER visits, prescription receipts, and any other costs that pertain to your incident. The more hard evidence you give, the more likely you will receive proper compensation.
When this information is compiled, you may be eligible to file your personal injury claim against their insurance.
Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury attorneys can help you to ensure your case is the strongest it can be. He or she can present your evidence compellingly, write a powerful demand letter, and represent you during deposition so you’re not alone. Should your PI claim be unsuccessful on its first attempt (which can happen) a personal injury attorney can take all the steps necessary to seek compensation again.
With a PI attorney, you can ensure you have the best chance possible at getting the compensation for your accident that you deserve.
*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Aldi or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.