Supermarket owners and employees are responsible for keeping shoppers safe at all times. To ensure the safety of customers, employees must conduct routine checks to ensure that no hazards arise. If these inspections are not conducted, or hazards are not fixed in time, shoppers can become seriously injured as a result. If this occurs, you may be entitled to recover compensation. Read on to learn more about supermarket accidents in New Jersey.
How do Supermarket Accidents Occur?
It may come as a surprise, but supermarkets can be much more dangerous than you may realize. Simply browsing the aisles of your local grocery store can result in serious injuries. These injuries are commonly caused by:
- Outdoor elements
- Loose produce
- Parking lot conditions
- Falling products
- Poorly placed floor mats
- Unattended items and debris on the floor
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured in a New Jersey supermarket, you may have a valid premises liability claim. In this case, there is a good chance that you will be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your personal injury claim on time. This means adhering to the statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. To avoid this, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
An injury can cause physical, emotional, and financial struggles. You may face pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and more. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, you may deserve compensation to alleviate some of these burdens. Our firm is here to fight for you. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Reach out today to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.