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Recovering Compensation Following a New Jersey Supermarket Accident

Everyone goes to the supermarket from time to time. Whether it’s part of your weekly chores, or you’re doing your spouse a favor, there is a good chance you will find yourself in one at some point in the near future. However, nobody ever thinks that a mundane trip to the store could result in disaster. Unfortunately, this is sometimes the case, and people injured in a supermarket accident very often seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their in-home care, medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you have been involved in a supermarket accident, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common contributors to supermarket accidents?

Supermarkets are full of various products and appliances, and if the supermarket grounds or equipment are not properly maintained, someone can be seriously injured. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Inadequate lighting
  • Aisle obstructions 
  • Water spilled on restroom floors
  • Tainted or spoiled food
  • Slippery entrances and exits 
  • Poor pavement and walkway conditions
  • Freshly mopped floors without proper hazard warning signs
  • Unstable displays
  • Potholes in supermarket parking lots
  • Falling debris and falling items from the shelves
  • Broken or defective grocery carts
  • Improperly positioned floor mats
  • Inadequate security

What are some of the most common injuries caused by supermarket accidents?

The injuries most commonly sustained in supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured wrist or arm
  • Fractured legs
  • Cracked pelvis
  • Fractured hips
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Head wounds
  • Torn ligaments 

How can I recover financial compensation following a New Jersey supermarket accident?

To recover financial compensation in any personal injury lawsuit, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Hiring an experienced attorney is imperative in proving a personal injury claim. You and your attorney will recover evidence such as security camera footage, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, supermarket incident reports, and more. 

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

The statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to act, you may not be entitled to the compensation you truly need.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause another person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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