Whether you love food shopping or hate it, there is a very good chance you do it at least once a week. Though the supermarket is one of the last places you would ever suspect to sustain an injury, the truth is, supermarket accidents happen more than you’d think. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, you are most likely now seeking compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you should continue reading and then reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What can cause a supermarket accident?
There are several potential causes of supermarket accidents, though they almost always trace back to store owner or employee negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of supermarket accidents can include unstable displays, falling items from shelves, potholes in parking lots, spoiled food, spillage, and more.
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after a supermarket accident?
To qualify for compensation, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, it is always best to hire an experienced attorney, as personal injury claims are generally far less straightforward than they may seem. To win a premises liability lawsuit, your attorney will use security camera footage of the accident, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports of the incident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your injuries, and more.
Additionally, it is crucial you receive medical attention immediately after your accident. A physician will treat your injuries accordingly and provide you with medical documentation detailing their extent, which you may also use to prove your personal injury claim.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations is the legally acceptable amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party; in this case, the property owner. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is two years. If you wait any more than two years to file a claim, you will be denied the compensation you deserve. We are ready to get the claims process started, so the sooner you reach out, the better.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please 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.