Department Store Accidents in New Jersey | What to Know About

Department stores have everything you could need. Unfortunately, the more aisles, shelves, and items, the more accidents are likely to occur. Read on to learn more about department store accidents in New Jersey.

How do department store accidents occur?

Department store injuries often involve:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Dressing room accidents
  • Shopping cart accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Inadequate security incidents

Fulfilling the burden of proof:

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to provide proof of negligence. To do so, be sure to take pictures and videos of the scene. If you are able, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. It is also important to notify the department store manager. This will allow the manager to file an accident report– if possible, obtain a copy of this report. Additionally, it is important to seek medical attention. You should go to the hospital, your doctor, or an urgent care facility immediately after an accident occurs. This will ensure that your injuries are properly treated while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Before leaving, ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents, as this can play a large role in your personal injury case. A personal injury attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including police reports, security camera footage, and more.

What is the statute of limitations?

When an accident occurs due to another party’s negligence, you will likely have the opportunity to take legal action. But, you will have to act fast. This is due to a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is typically two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will generally mean losing your opportunity to recover compensation. An accident can lead to serious physical, financial, and emotional burdens, so it is important to hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you need in order to ease these burdens.

If you have been injured in a New Jersey department store accident, our firm will fight for you. Reach out today to begin building your case.


Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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