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Almost everyone goes food shopping once a week. Whether you love it or hate it, the last thing you expect is an accident. However, they happen, and when you are the unlucky brunt of misfortune, the injuries sustained are all too real. If you have been injured in a supermarket accident, it was probably not your fault, which is why you are looking into recovering financial compensation. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most common factors of supermarket accidents?

Several factors contribute to supermarket accidents, though they almost all come back to staff or employer negligence. Some of the most common causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:

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

What are some of the most frequently sustained injuries in supermarket accidents?

When these accidents happen, people rarely walk away unharmed. Some of the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents are as follows:

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

How do I recover compensation following a New Jersey Supermarket Accident?

To recover financial compensation, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. This is why it is generally best practice to hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claim process.

How can I prove I was injured due to another party’s negligence?

To prove the injuries sustained were caused by another party, the first thing you must do is call the manager, who will file a store incident report. This documents your accident, which is why you must then ask for a copy. He or she may deny your request, in which case your attorney would subpoena the store’s records for the report. From there, you and your attorney may recover security camera footage, medical documents, witness statements, and more to help prove your claim.

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning you have two years to take legal action against your offender. If you do not, you will not receive the compensation you deserve and need.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.

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