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Supermarket Accidents: The Store Car Park


The car park of any supermarket is busy more often than not: filled with shoppers; new mothers pushing prams; children running around; and cars trying to find spaces. So it’s not surprising that this is a hot spot for injury claims with so many potential hazards.


What kinds of possible injury claims are there?

Car on Car Accidents – Happening when a car collides with another – whether it’s stationary or not.

Pedestrian and Car Accidents – When a pedestrian and a car collide within the busy supermarket car park. This could potentially result in both a car insurance claim and an injury claim.

Another type of injury claim which could originate in a store car park is a slip, trip or fall. This could be caused by a spillage of fluid from a product bought from the store or perhaps oil from a car. Also, this could be through the supermarket not maintaining the car park leading to potholes and uneven ground which is dangerous when it comes to trips, especially for children.


How to prevent an accident at the store from happening

The ultimate rule to prevent an accident at the supermarket from happening is to be aware of your surroundings. Often, people going to the supermarket are so focused on the task at hand and doing this as quickly as possible that they do not see the car reversing out – or the pedestrian attempting to cross the road. The more aware you are of your surroundings, the less likely you are to have to submit a trip claim. from that pothole or a car accident claim to that other motorist who fails to look where he or she is going.

If you do or have had an accident that isn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help claim the compensation you may be eligible for. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm here to make sure the client gets the compensation they deserve. They try to make it as simple and stress free as possible and most clients don’t even need to attend court to settle their injury claim. Speak to one of their advisers on their 24/7 advice line where they can process most claims by phone. Alternatively you can go online and take the simple 30-second test™ to see how much you could claim.