How Do I Sue After a Supermarket Accident in New Jersey?

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When people go to the supermarket, they rarely ever see the activity as unsafe or consider the idea of becoming injured in an accident. However, accidents can happen anywhere, including a supermarket. These locations can become dangerous in the event if the property is not taken care of by those who own it or are employed there. Failure to do so can result in hazardous conditions that can cause serious injuries to those shopping. Injured parties who wish to pursue legal action as a result should retain the services of an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance. 

Types of Accidents

Usually, people can walk about their supermarket without threat of hazards. However, there are some cases in which the grounds are not maintained, causing the following accidents:

  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Falling product displays

Proving Negligence

Property owners in the state of New Jersey have a legal obligation to maintain their grounds so that those who come onto it are safe. This requires the management and staff to provide proper training and follow the correct safety procedures. If they fail to do so, shoppers can become injured at the expense of the store. This can lead to a negligence lawsuit. 

When pursuing a lawsuit for negligence, the injured party must file a personal injury claim. In doing so, they must satisfy the burden of proof with evidence that shows the supermarket caused their injuries by not providing a safe premises. Helpful evidence that can be used in court can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.

Recovering Compensation

If successful with their lawsuit, the injured party may be able to recover compensation for their suffering. This is coverage for damages incurred due to the accident. As people can suffer both physically and emotionally in these accidents, they can recover economic and non-economic compensation. Economic compensation is for financial burdens such as medical expenses, lost wages, the cost of rehabilitation, and any professionals hired for help. Non-economic compensation covers emotional suffering such as pain and suffering as well as loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

Contact our Firm

Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or send us an email through our online contact form.