If you are in a supermarket, you are most likely expecting a quick, in-and-out trip. Usually, this is the case. Unfortunately, sometimes people are injured in supermarkets, and when they are, they will seek financial compensation. This compensation may help cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, in-home care, and more. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:
What are some of the most common factors of supermarket accidents?
Some of the most common contributors to supermarket accidents are as follows:
- Spoiled food
- Falling debris or falling merchandise from shelves
- Poor pavement conditions
- Poorly positioned floor mats
- Slippery entrances, exits, and floors
- Aisle obstructions
- Unstable displays
- Inadequate security
- Broken or defective grocery carts
- Insufficient lighting
What are the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents?
Some of the most commonly sustained injuries in supermarket accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractured skull
- Fractured legs
- Fractured hips
- Head wounds
How do I recover compensation following a supermarket accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is sometimes more difficult than you may think, which is why you must hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
How do I prove another party’s negligence?
To prove another party’s negligence, there are several steps you and your attorney may take. First, you may try to obtain security camera footage or video evidence of your accident as it happened. Additionally, you should not hesitate to ask any witnesses for their contact information, as they may help verify your claim, if need be. You should also seek medical attention in the hours following your accident, as a physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with medical documentation regarding their severity, which may also be used to help prove your claim. An experienced attorney will also use police reports, store incident reports, pictures of the hazardous condition and more to present the most convincing case possible.
What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey personal injury claims?
In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. You must not wait. Contact a knowledgeable attorney today who will aggressively represent you to help win the financial compensation you deserve.
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If you have been seriously injured in New Jersey by the negligence of another party, do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.