What You Should Know About Department Store Accidents in New Jersey

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Unfortunately, department store accidents are not uncommon. If you were injured in one, you may be entitled to compensation. Reach out to our firm today to learn more about your legal options. Our Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorneys are on your side.

How do department store accidents happen in New Jersey?

There are many different ways that department store accidents can happen, however, the majority are an immediate result of a store owner and/or employee negligence. Some instances of negligence that can result in a department store injury include:

  • Liquids on bathroom floors
  • Falling merchandise from shelves
  • Spills left uncleaned
  • Poorly placed floor mats
  • Defective escalators, elevators, or other equipment used in the store
  • Poorly lit parking lots
  • Lack of security

If you were injured in a department store accident, do not wait to reach out to our dedicated firm today to discuss the details of your case and your options.

What should I do after a department store accident?

It is important to note that in New Jersey, store owners and employees are accountable for making sure that their premises are safe to prevent customer injuries. Store owners and employees can do this by conducting routine checks of the property to ensure that there are no dangerous conditions present. If these routine inspections are not completed, and an injury happens as a result, the store owner and employees can be found negligent and thus held responsible. If you were injured in a department store accident as a result of the negligence of another, you will want to take the following steps:

  1. Call 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, obtain witness statements, and more.
  2. Take photos and videos of the scene of the accident, including the dangerous conditions.
  3. Obtain contact information from any witnesses. In some instances, witness testimony can be essential to a successful premises liability claim.
  4. Go to the hospital or doctor to receive medical attention immediately after your accident occurs. This will assure that your injuries are properly treated while also supplying you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. In most cases, medical documents play a vital role in a personal injury case.
  5. Reach out to a skilled Monmouth County slip and fall accident attorney that can help you obtain further evidence, including police reports and security camera footage.
  6. Make sure that you file your claim on time. In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for a personal injury accident is typically two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file within two years, you will likely lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.


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.