With the holiday season among us, there is a very good chance you will spend some time in malls and other retail stores buying gifts for your loved ones. While generally, people do not think of shopping as particularly unsafe, the truth is, when retail store owners and staff are negligent, serious accidents can happen. If you have been injured in a retail store accident, you must read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey premises liability attorneys today.
What can cause a retail store accident?
Unfortunately, though retail stores owe all those legally on the premises a duty of care, they do not all exercise it. Some of the most common types of retail store negligence that cause accidents can include runaway carts in parking lots, spills left unaddressed in aisles, insufficient lighting in the parking lots, poor pavement conditions, poorly placed floor mats, and more.
Do I qualify for compensation after an accident?
To successfully sue a retail store, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. However, retail stores will very often hire an experienced legal team that will aggressively combat your claim. That is why you must do the same. When you have our firm on your side, you drastically boost your chances of winning the financial compensation you deserve.
To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will work to obtain various types of valuable evidence, including pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, surveillance footage of the accident taking place, retail store accident reports, police reports of the incident, and medical documentation detailing the cause and severity of your injuries.
How long do I have to sue a retail store after an injury?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New Jersey is two years, which means individuals are granted two years from the date of their accident to pursue legal action against a negligent retail store. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Though two years may sound like a lot of time, the sooner you bring your case to our attention, the better. We are ready to put our experience to work for you.
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.