How to Recover Compensation Following a Supermarket Accident in New Jersey

When you go food shopping, the last thing you expect is an accident. However, since supermarkets are filled with so much variety, there are several possible scenarios in which you could be seriously injured. If you are injured in a supermarket, it is most likely not your fault, and you are probably looking to hold a negligent staff or ownership responsible. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some different causes of supermarket accidents?

Some of the most popular causes of supermarket accidents are as follows:

  • Freshly mopped floors without proper hazard warning signs
  • Potholes in supermarket parking lots
  • Falling and unstable displays
  • Inadequate security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Improperly positioned, bunched or missing floor mats
  • Falling debris and falling items from the shelves
  • Tainted or spoiled food
  • Aisle obstructions 

What injuries have recovered financial compensation in the past?

Supermarkets can cause injuries you may have never considered. Some of the most common injuries sustained in supermarket accidents are as follows:

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

How can I recover compensation following a New Jersey supermarket accident?

To recover financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained, you must first prove you were injured due to another party’s negligence. You must hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with how to do so.

How do I prove another party’s negligence?

To prove another party’s negligence, there are several pieces of evidence you and your attorney may assemble to form the most convincing case possible. First, at the time of your accident, you should request the manager write up an incident report, and from there, ask him or her for a copy. If he or she refuses, your attorney can subpoena their store into doing so. You may also recover security camera footage of your accident, or at least take pictures of the safety hazard. Additionally, you should always seek medical attention immediately following an accident, as a physician will treat your injuries and provide you with medical documentation detailing their severity, which you may use to prove your claim. You may also use witness statements, police reports, and more to help prove your claim. Do yourself a favor and hire an experienced personal injury attorney who is ready and willing to fight in your corner.

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