Unless you only need a few things, in which case a basket will do, you will probably grab a trolley whenever you visit a supermarket. Many other people will do the same thing. While you would expect to complete your shop in good time, you wouldn’t think you would end up being injured by a supermarket trolley while getting what you need.
While most supermarket trolleys are in good condition, there are occasions where they may be defective. Some are fitted with mechanisms to prevent them being taken beyond the supermarket car park. If this mechanism doesn’t work for some reason it may cause the trolley to malfunction, causing you to incur an injury in the process. Alternatively a member of staff may be hurrying through the supermarket with a trolley and crash into you, sending you to the floor with one or more injuries as a result.
How else can you be injured by a supermarket trolley?
It goes without saying that the surface in the supermarket and outside should be fit for use at all times. This means any spillages should be cleared up quickly and efficiently, and any damage to the floor should be dealt with promptly. Your trolley might move quickly if it hits a spillage or pothole and cause you to fall. If the trolley tips and falls on you as a result, the weight could cause you to suffer broken bones or other painful injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline knows only too well how incidents like this can change a person’s life – and not for the better either. There are times when accidents happen that are found to be down to negligence on the part of the supermarket. If you believe this is the case for you, you can make a compensation claim as a result.
Have you contacted AAH yet?
There is a three-year window in which you have to make a claim for compensation as a result of being injured by a supermarket trolley. Even though you may not want to claim straight away, you might later decide to do so.
Accident Advice Helpline is the place to call if you wish to make a claim. Call 0800 689 0500 and you can talk to an advisor and find out if you have a good chance to speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer as well.
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead