What Are My Legal Options after a Supermarket Accident in NJ?

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If you were injured in a supermarket accident, it is in your best interest to give our firm a call today to examine your legal options with one of our skilled slip and fall accident attorneys. Here are some questions you may have:

What are the common causes of supermarket accidents?

There are a number of different ways that supermarket accidents occur. However, it is important to recognize that in most cases, they can be traced back to negligent employees or managers of the supermarket. Some of the most common supermarket accidents are a result of the following:

  • Poor lighting
  • Contaminated food
  • Poor pavement and walkway conditions
  • Improperly placed floor mats
  • Shaky displays
  • Falling debris
  • Water spilled on restroom floors
  • Aisle obstructions

If you were injured in a supermarket as a result of any of the above causes, you may want to consider your legal options. Our firm is on your side.

What injuries can be sustained as a result of a supermarket accident?

Supermarket accident injuries can range in degrees of severity. Some of the common injuries sustained that our legal team has seen include:

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

What steps should I take after a supermarket accident?

If you would like to recover compensation for the burdens you have sustained in your injury, you will have to satisfy the burden of proof. You can accomplish this by informing the supermarket manager. This will permit the manager to file an accident report. If you are able, obtain a copy of this accident report. Furthermore, be sure to take photos and videos of the hazards that caused your accident to happen. You should also be sure to seek medical attention. This will provide that your injuries are treated while also providing you with evidence of the origin and extent of your injuries.

How long do I have to file my premises liability claim in New Jersey?

If you were injured in a supermarket accident, it is recommended that you look into your legal options. If you choose this route, you will need to move quickly. This is because the state of New Jersey has a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you fail to file within two years you will likely lose your ability to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal and move forward.

Our firm is on your side. Our legal team will fight for you every step of the way. Give us a call today to speak about the specifics of your case and your options.