How to Recover Compensation Following a New Jersey Supermarket Accident

Accidents are so terrifying because you do not see them coming. This means that accidents very often happen in the least expected places, at the least expected time. Supermarkets are one of those places. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, there is a very good chance you are seeking financial compensation, as these accidents are usually not the customer’s fault.

What are some of the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents?

Supermarkets are caused by various factors, some of which include the following:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Tainted food
  • Poor pavement and walkway conditions
  • Improperly positioned floor mats
  • Unstable displays 
  • Falling debris
  • Water spilled on restroom floors
  • Aisle obstructions

What injuries have recovered financial compensation in the past?

Some of the injuries sustained in supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Head wounds
  • Fractured legs
  • Fractured skull
  • Concussions
  • Fractured hips
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Fractured wrists and arms

How do I know if I am entitled to financial compensation?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who will help you assemble all the evidence you need to present the most convincing case possible.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

To prove another party’s negligence, there are several pieces of evidence you and your attorney may work to recover. For example, your attorney may obtain security camera footage of your accident, as this is generally the most straightforward way to prove a personal injury claim. Additionally, you attorney may use police reports, store incident reports, witness statements and more to help bolster your claim. It is always a good idea to seek medical assistance following an accident, as a physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with documentation detailing the extent of your injuries, which you may also use to prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you must file your personal injury claim within two years of the date of your accident. Do not put it off. If you do, you may not be able to recover the financial compensation you need.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.