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Shopping Cart Collisions

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year and New York Super Lawyer, and His Top Rated Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Highest Compensation for Victims Severely Injured in Collisions with Shopping Carts at Grocery Stores in Western New York.


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Supermarket accidents involving shopping carts happen more frequently than people tend to realize. Most shoppers would never even consider shopping carts to be dangerous. Nevertheless, shopping cart collisions are one of the most common accidents at grocery stores. Although a voluntary shopping cart standard was implemented throughout the country in 2004, the number of cart-related injuries has steadily increased. Studies conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) show that the current cart safety standards are inadequate. Over 24,000 children are treated at emergency departments for shopping cart-related injuries each year. Additionally, in recent years, the number of shopping cart incidents has significantly increased among adults.

If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured by a shopping cart collision at a grocery store, it is crucial to carefully consider your legal options. Your injuries could have a devastating impact on your future. We will not allow another’s negligence or carelessness to ruin your way of life. You should not be forced to carry the burden of paying staggering medical bills, taking excessive time off from work, or other unanticipated future impacts. Being the victim of a shopping cart collision can be a traumatic experience for many. However, it does not have to be for you when you have the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced attorneys fighting in your corner.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq., a prominent member of the Premier Lawyers of America, has exclusively handled serious personal injury and premises liability cases, including many grocery store incidents. Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. possess the knowledge and experience to thoroughly investigate your shopping cart crash, and ensure that those responsible for your injuries are held accountable. Our top rated team will manage every aspect of your case to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible and make sure that justice prevails.

Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating and distinguished as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your grocery cart collision. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. Our honorable commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an exceptional outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary lawsuit evaluations and consultations. Our prominent team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Why Do Grocery Cart Collisions Occur?

When used correctly and in good working condition, shopping carts can provide a convenient way to carry your purchases. Nevertheless, negligent grocery store owners, employees, and other guests can collide carts into unsuspecting victims. Some of the common causes of cart collisions include:

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  1. Inattentive patrons pushing their carts;
  2. Teenagers racing carts around stores or parking lots;
  3. Overloading carts with too much merchandise;
  4. Carts with damaged wheels;
  5. Slippery floors;
  6. Children running into carts;
  7. Stray carts not properly restrained; and
  8. Negligent employees pushing rows of shopping carts.

We believe that all patrons should be able to shop at grocery stores without carts smashing into them. If you, or a loved one, have suffered serious injuries caused by a shopping cart, you should contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his seasoned team attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to learn more about your legal rights.

Common Injuries Suffered In Shopping Cart Collisions

When a shopping cart violently strikes a victim, it can easily knock them onto the ground or into nearby shelves. Falling onto the floor or smashing into an object can greatly amplify a victim’s injuries. Ober a recent twenty-year span, head injuries caused by shopping carts increased more than three-fold. Some injuries that commonly result from shopping cart collisions include:

  1. Contusions and lacerations;
  2. Broken arms or wrists;
  3. Fractured hips or pelvises;
  4. Soft-tissue damage;
  5. Internal organ damage;
  6. Neck and spine injuries;
  7. Concussions; and
  8. Internal head injuries.

Even if your cart-related injuries seem trivial, you should still get examined by a doctor. Obtaining medical treatment for all your injuries will help you recover faster and prevent any serious complications. Moreover, properly documenting your damages can help strengthen your case.

WERE YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, SERIOUSLY INJURED BY A SHOPPING CART COLLISION AT A GROCERY STORE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK SHOPPING CART ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Who Can Be Held Liable For Your Shopping Cart Collision?

Liability for injuries suffered depends on the particular circumstances that led to your shopping cart crash. Typically, cart injury claims are based on negligence or premises liability. Demonstrating negligence and receiving compensation for your injuries, depends on the duty of care owed by the defendant. The following parties can be held liable:

  1. Other Shoppers: If another patron’s negligence or recklessness caused you to suffer an injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them. For instance, if another shopper was not paying attention while pushing their cart around the corner of an aisle and crashed into you. Since they failed to use reasonable care, they could be held liable for your resulting damages.
  2. The Grocery Store: Shoppers depend on owners to maintain their stores and keep them safe from dangerous conditions. Shopping cart injuries are often caused by the negligence of store owners and their employees. Grocery stores can be held vicariously liable for an employee’s negligence during the scope of their employment. For instance, when a store fails to train an employee on proper cart safety procedures, and the employee ends up hitting a customer with a long train of carts. Another example would be if the owner knows that a cart’s wheel is broken, but fails to repair it promptly. As a result, the broken wheel causes a collision because it made controlling the cart too difficult.
  3. The Shopping Cart Manufacturer: If a design or manufacturing defect of a shopping cart causes a collision, the manufacturer could be held accountable through a product liability lawsuit. Additionally, the manufacturer could be held liable if the shopping cart did not have adequate warnings.

Our best of the best attorneys will thoroughly review the facts of your case to establish all responsible parties. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested personal injury attorneys are experts at connecting accidents to specific incidents of carelessness or negligence on the part of store owners, employees, negligent shoppers, and manufacturers.

Shopping cart accidents regularly involve painful injuries that must be sufficiently proven and successfully negotiated by a practiced lawyer. If you, or a loved one, have been harmed by a cart collision you want the best personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to pursue your claim and hold those responsible accountable. Victims of shopping cart incidents caused by another’s negligence may be entitled to pursue monetary compensation for their injuries, such as compensation for your past and future medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other damages. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers complimentary case evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, would be honored to speak with you regarding your grocery store accident. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Call us today at (716) 839-3939.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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