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Your 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 legal team a call today to speak with one of our experienced New Jersey supermarket accident lawyers today. We are on your side.

How do supermarket accidents occur in New Jersey?

Supermarket accidents can be a result of a number of different risks that we may not even recognize are there when doing our weekly grocery shopping. However, if supermarket staff or management is negligent, customers can get injured as a result. A supermarket demands continuous attention to any problems that may surface so they can be resolved before anyone gets hurt. Some of the many causes of supermarket accidents can include the following:

  • Falling merchandise
  • Spills
  • Outdoor debris
  • Loose produce
  • Parking lot conditions
  • Inadequately positioned floor mats
  • Unattended items and debris on the floor

What steps should I take after an accident?

If you are facing injuries as a result of a supermarket accident and would like to seek legal action to recover financial compensation for your burdens, there are certain essential actions to take. First, you will want to seek immediate medical attention. It is important that you have a medical professional document your injuries. Furthermore, before you leave the store, you should try and take pictures and videos of the circumstances that caused you to become injured. Also, you should inform the store manager of the accident so they are not surprised to learn you are filing a claim. If there were any witnesses to the accident, be sure to obtain their contact information so they can verify your story for legal purposes later. Gathering as much information as you can about the accident is vital for satisfying the burden of proof.

How long do I have to file a claim?

If you were injured in a New Jersey supermarket, you may have a viable premises liability claim. Under these circumstances, there is a high likelihood that you will be qualified to recover compensation. However, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to file your personal injury claim on time. This means sticking to the statute of limitations. In the state of New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely suggest losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need to heal and move forward. To avoid this, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney right away.

With an injury like this, you may encounter pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, and more. If you were hurt because of another party’s negligence, you may deserve compensation to relieve some of these burdens. Give our legal team a call today to discuss your case with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys.

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