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Injured by A Shopping Cart in A Parking Lot?

Feb. 27, 2017

I’m sure you’re familiar with the scene. You’re walking in around the supermarket and the next thing you know, there’s a long train of cars coming at you. You cannot even see who’s at the end of the carts and pushing them. You jump out of the way and the next thing you hear is, “Sorry, I didn’t see you.”

Over the last month or so, I’ve received a number of phone calls from folks telling me the same story but these folks were not lucky enough to get out of the way. Hang on for five seconds and I’ll explain the action steps that should be taken if you are hit by an employee of a supermarket that’s bringing those carts in and around of the store.

After something like this happens, be sure to do the following. Just in case you’re injured and you have to make a claim, get the name of the person who was handling the carts. Report the incident to the store manager. Ask the store manager to see any video of the incident. If they refuse to let you see the video, demand that they preserve the video, and if you’re hurting, get checked out immediately. The hope is is that you are not seriously injured but you should follow these action steps in case something happens.