Going to the supermarket is a normal part of running errands for many of us. In fact, some of us will find ourselves in the supermarket multiple times a week. However, supermarket shopping can be more perilous than you may realize. Unfortunately, there are endless ways for an accident to occur in a supermarket. Read on to learn more about how supermarket accidents happen and what to do in the event of an injury.
What to look out for when supermarket shopping:
To avoid an injury while grocery shopping, it is important to look out for the following:
- Unattended spills
- Loose produce
- Unstable displays
- Falling products
- Broken glass
Who is responsible for a supermarket accident?
Many supermarket accidents are a result of negligence. For example, if a liquid is knocked from a shelf and is not cleaned up in time, a shopper can slip and become seriously injured. To prevent this, it is important that supermarket employees conduct routine inspections to ensure that no hazards are present and any hazards that are present are rectified immediately. If these inspections are not conducted or hazards are not addressed, you may be able to hold the supermarket responsible for your injury.
What is the statute of limitations?
An injury can lead to serious struggles. For example, you may face expensive hospital bills and medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. In some cases, you will be eligible to receive compensation to help ease the burdens you face as a result of the accident. However, it is important to act fast. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. This is the date by which you must file your claim. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will most likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. To avoid missing any important deadlines, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm is here to help. We will advocate for you every step of the way. Contact us today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated New Jersey personal injury attorney.
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