Nowadays, we spend a lot of time in our homes, only venturing out for essential reasons. For example, many of us remain at home unless buying groceries at the supermarket. While visiting the supermarket can seem like a mundane task, it can actually be a surprisingly dangerous activity. In fact, supermarket accidents may occur more often than you would expect. If you or a loved one has been injured in a supermarket accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about supermarket accidents in New Jersey and what to do if an injury occurs.
Common Causes of Supermarket Accidents
Supermarket accidents can occur for any number of reasons. The most common reasons include:
- Outdoor elements
- Loose produce
- Parking lot conditions
- Falling products
- Poorly placed floor mats
- Unattended items and debris on the floor
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. To do this, you will want to take photos and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident. You should also seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries are tended to while simultaneously providing you with documentation of the extent and origin of your injuries. If anyone witnessed your accident occur, you should obtain their contact information, as they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Lastly, you will want to contact a skilled personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to gather further evidence, including security camera footage.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to file a personal injury claim, you will need to file within a certain amount of time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. Generally, in the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is two years. This means that if you fail to file within two years of your accident, you will likely lose your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a supermarket accident, contact our firm to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We understand the impact an injury can have physically, financially, emotionally, and mentally. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
Currently, it is unclear whether employees will have the right to file COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims, however, if the time comes where this becomes legislation, our firm is here to help. As we learn more, we will bring this information to you. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod today to learn more.