What to Know About Grocery Store Accidents in New Jersey

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If you were injured in a grocery store because of a negligent employee or property owner, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result. Grocery store accidents are serious, which is why you will need to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.

What are the common causes of grocery store accidents in New Jersey?

There are a number of different ways a grocery store accident can occur. Our firm has seen many different types of grocery stores accidents, which were the result of any of the following:

  • Unsteady displays
  • Slip and fall accidents as a result of spills in aisles or restrooms that have been left abandoned
  • Defective automatic entrance and exit doors
  • Loose produce or items falling from shelves
  • Spoiled food left for innocent customers to purchase or sample
  • Trip and fall accidents, often due to poorly placed, or missing floor mats

Can I pursue legal action if I was injured in a grocery store?

It is important to recognize that the state of New Jersey holds grocery store owners and employees accountable for ensuring their property is safe for all of those who enter it. This can be done by ensuring that routine checks are made frequently to ensure there are no hazards present. If there are dangerous conditions that have not been addressed, customers can become severely injured, and the store owner can be held liable for negligence.

How long do I have to file a grocery store accident claim in New Jersey?

If you were injured in a grocery store as a result of another’s negligence, you may be entitled to legal compensation. With that being said, you will want to make sure that you are promptly abiding by New Jersey’s statute of limitations. In New Jersey, there is a two-year deadline for most personal injury claims. This means that you will need to file your grocery store accident claim within two years from the date of the accident to recover the compensation you deserve.

Reach out to our firm today to make sure that you are not missing any deadlines. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you through this process.


If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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