Supermarket accidents occur much more frequently than we may think. If you or your loved one have been injured as a result, it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled Middlesex County supermarket accident attorneys today.
What are the common causes of supermarket accidents?
While many believe that supermarkets can never be considered dangerous, there are many instances where shoppers have been injured as a result of a hazard in the store or on the premises. If a supermarket’s staff does not maintain safe premises for customers, accidents can occur and victims can encounter serious injuries. Some of the most common cause of supermarket accidents that our firm has seen includes the following:
- Slip and fall accidents due to unattended spills
- Trip and fall accidents
- Loose produce
- Unstable displays
- Falling products
If there are any hazardous conditions existing in a supermarket, it is the store employees’ responsibility to fix the problem in a proper amount of time. In the event that they fail to do so, they can be held responsible. With that being said, New Jersey injury laws require the injured party (the plaintiff) to establish that the store employees were negligent. If the plaintiff can demonstrate that the store employees knew or should have reasonably known about the dangerous conditions but did not fix them, they can be held responsible.
How can I fulfill the burden of proof?
The burden of proof is the need to construct a case that reveals the negligence of another party. At the time of the accident, it is essential for the injured party to pursue medical attention and inform store management as soon as possible so they have a record of the incident. The injured party should also take pictures of the danger that caused the accident if they are able to do so. Furthermore, it is important to gather the contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident happen. This, along with the direction of a skilled personal injury attorney, can set the injured party up for a victorious case.
Can I recover compensation for a supermarket accident in New Jersey?
If you were injured in a supermarket accident, it is likely that you have faced physical, emotional, and financial burdens as a result. Because of this, an individual in this situation may be entitled to financial compensation for these hindrances. He or she may be able to recover damages that are both economic and noneconomic in nature. Economic damages can include the price of medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and lost future wages, among others. Noneconomic damages can include loss of independence, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more. To learn more, give our legal team a call today to examine your options.