If you’ve done a big shop at a large supermarket on the outskirts of your town, the quickest and easiest way to get the goods you’re purchased out to your vehicle is to wheel them out to the car park in the trolley you used for shopping. Lugging it all out in plastic bags could be bad for you and will take up more time than is necessary. When you’re done, you’ll need to pop your used trolley in one of those trolley shelters that you can often find in the car parks of large supermarkets.
These will typically have little ridges on the ground at their entrances to stop trolleys rolling out into the car park. On some occasions, these ridges can be damaged through wear and tear, meaning that trolleys can escape into the path of cars, especially in poor weather conditions in which they might be blown about the place.
If a trolley were to roll out of nowhere into your path while you were attempting to exit a supermarket car park, it would be likely that you would instinctively take some form of evasive action to avoid a collision. Even at the low speed you would typically be travelling at in a supermarket car park, this could do you a nasty injury, such as whiplash.
As such, if you were to find yourself being injured after a collision with an errant trolley, you might well be able to seek the services of a top law firm with a view to seeking some form of compensation for any suffering you have been caused.
Supermarkets have a responsibility to supply areas where their trolleys can be safely stored after their customers have used them to transport their shopping to their cars. If their failure to do this were to result in you being injured, you might well be able to look into taking some form of legal action.
Imagine that you were making your way towards the exit of a supermarket car park when suddenly a trolley rolled out in front of your car. If you were to break hard and suffer a whiplash injury as a consequence, you could be looking at a compensation pay-out.
Looking for a law firm in Doncaster?
If you’d like to explore your chances of using a top-class injury law firm to take action after something like this, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local law firm in Doncaster they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you are searching for a law firm in Doncaster or anywhere else look no further than this expert service.
Date Published: 26th July 2014
Author: David Brown