What to Know About Department Store Accidents in New Jersey

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Surprisingly, department store accidents occur frequently. If you were hurt in one, do not wait to reach out to one of our skilled Middlesex County slip and fall accident attorneys today.

What are the common ways department store accidents occur?

Department store accidents can happen in a number of different ways. In most cases, however, they are a result of a store owner and/or employee negligence. Some examples our firm has seen of a store owner and employee negligence have resulted in the following kinds of accidents:

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

What steps should I take following a department store accident?

If you were injured in a department store as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you would like to pursue legal action, you will need to obtain as much evidence as possible so that you can satisfy your burden of proof. You can do this by taking the following steps after your accident if you are able:

  1. Call 911: The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, interview witnesses, and more.
  2. Document the scene: It is important to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. If you can, document the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur.
  3. Obtain witness contacts: If someone saw your accident occur, they may be able to verify your version of the accident. You will want to ask for their name and contact information.
  4. Seek medical attention: You will need to ensure that your injuries are properly treated. Also, going to the hospital will provide you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can have a large impact on a  personal injury case. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents.
  5. Contact an experienced attorney: With the help of a  skilled personal injury attorney, you may be able to receive further proof of negligence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
  6. File your claim on time: The state of New Jersey has a statute of limitations for a personal injury claim of two years for most personal injury claims. Failing to file within two years will likely result in you losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.

Do not wait to reach out to our experienced Middlesex County slip and fall accident attorneys today if you or a loved one has been injured in a department store accident.


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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