Injured in an NJ Supermarket? Here is What You Need to Know.

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Most of us do not see supermarkets as particularly dangerous places. Unfortunately, sometimes, people get seriously injured in supermarkets due to no fault of their own. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about supermarket accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common causes of supermarket accidents?

Supermarket accidents, unfortunately, can occur for a wide array of reasons. Unfortunately, however, they are usually due to supermarket owner/staff negligence. For instance, in supermarkets, people frequently are injured when staff fails to clean up spills in aisles and restrooms, when mats are poorly placed, when supermarket parking lots are unsafe due to potholes, dangerous sidewalks, improper lighting, and more. Oftentimes, people can even be injured by merchandise falling from shelves.

How do I prove that I deserve compensation for an injury?

If you are injured in a supermarket accident, you will have to hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who can gather and present all of the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in a premises liability claim. Our firm will use security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe condition that caused your accident, medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries, medical expenses incurred due to the accident, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, witness statements, and more. Additionally, you should note that if you are injured in a supermarket, the very first thing you must do is notify management of the accident so they can file a store incident report. Do not leave the grocery store without first doing so.

How long will I have to sue a grocery store for an injury in New Jersey?

If you are injured in a supermarket accident in New Jersey, you will have to file your personal injury claim in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey is, generally, two years. This means that you are legally granted two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. Do not wait any longer than the two-year mark, for if you do, there is a very good chance you will be permanently time-barred from suing. If you are ready to begin the claims process today, all you have to do is give our experienced firm a call.


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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