For most people, grocery shopping is a common part of their weekly routines. While some people enjoy heading to the grocery store, others dread the task. Regardless, most people don’t realize how dangerous the supermarket can really be. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways to become injured while browsing the aisles. Read on to learn more about supermarket accidents in New Jersey.
Common Causes of Supermarket Accidents
Supermarket accidents can occur for any number of reasons. But, the most common ways that injuries occur include:
- Slip and fall accidents due to spills in aisles or restrooms left unattended
- Unstable displays
- Defective automatic entrance and exit doors
- Loose produce or items falling from shelves
- Spoiled food left for unsuspecting customers to purchase or sample
- Trip and fall accidents, often due to poorly placed (or missing) floor mats
Who is Responsible for a Supermarket Accident?
Supermarket owners and employees have a responsibility to keep the premises maintained for shoppers at all times. This can be done by conducting routine inspections to ensure that there are no hazards present. If these inspections are not conducted, or the hazards are not addressed in time, visitors can become seriously injured. This can be considered negligent on the part of the supermarket owners or employees.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you will have to take legal action right away. This is due to a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. This means that if you fail to file within two years, you will be barred from suing and lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve. Do not let this happen. An injury can take a major toll physically, financially, and emotionally. You may suffer from pain, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and more, and you likely deserve compensation for these burdens. To avoid missing any important deadlines, contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, our firm is here to help.
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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an 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!