With the recent virus outbreak making front-page news headlines day after day, it’s natural people are heading to the supermarket more and more frequently to stock up on various necessities. Though supermarkets are, generally, not dangerous places, the truth is, in these uncertain times, the chances of an accident occurring are slightly greater than normal. Generally, it is best to simply stay home, if possible, however, if you find yourself in a supermarket, you should keep several things in mind to ensure you stay as safe as possible. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys to learn more about what you should do after sustaining an injury in a supermarket accident.
What should I do after an NJ supermarket accident?
- If you have been injured, you should understand that time is of the essence. That is why immediately after sustaining injuries, you should speak with the store manager who will file an incident report of your accident.
- From here, call the police. This is always a good idea, as police can deescalate the situation, as well as document the accident.
- Take pictures of the unsafe supermarket conditions that caused your injuries. By doing so, you preserve valuable evidence that the store owner or employee may otherwise try to clear away before the police arrive.
- Ask any witnesses to the accident for their emails, phone numbers, or any other means by which you may contact them so they can corroborate your claim.
- Obtain all medical documentation regarding your injuries after being treated at a hospital.
- Hire an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of the premises liability claims process, and ensure you do so within the state’s statute of limitations. People have three years from the date of their accident to take legal action against a negligent party. If you wait any longer than three years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for your rights today.
- After you file your claim, ensure you refrain from posting on social media. Very often, insurance companies will check your posts to see if there is anything that may even remotely contradict your claim. If there is, you can bet they will use it against you. That is why it is generally best to avoid social media altogether until your claim is resolved, if at all possible.
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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.