How to Recover Compensation After a Retail Store Accident in New Jersey

Black Friday is coming, which means most of us will be hitting the local shopping malls and retail stores. However, if you have been injured in a retail store accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you on your road to recovery. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the claims process going forward:

What causes retail store accidents?

Retail store accidents can be caused by lack of security, especially on a day like Black Friday, spills left for patrols to slip on, falling items from shelves, runaway or defective shopping carts, insufficient lighting, especially in parking lots, and more.

How do I sue a retail store for my injuries?

To sue a retail store, you will first have to prove that you were injured as a result of the store owner, employer, or staff member’s negligence. Unfortunately, this can become quite complicated, especially since large corporations will very often retain expert legal assistance to disprove your claim. That is why it is so crucial you hire an experienced attorney who will aggressively work to uncover and present various types of evidence on your behalf.

To prove your personal injury claim, our firm will use medical documents, pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your injuries, police reports of the incident, witness statements confirming your claim, security camera footage of the accident itself, and more. Additionally, you should be extremely careful about what you post on social media once you file your claim. If you post anything that even remotely contradicts your claim, insurance companies may use it against you to deny you the compensation you truly need. Do not let this happen. Simply avoid social media as much as possible until your claim is resolved.

What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in New Jersey?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. Simply put, since the statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years, you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. Unfortunately, if you wait too long, you will be denied your right to compensation, no matter how badly you need it. Our firm has helped injured clients just like you recover the compensation they deserve for years. Do yourself a favor and put our experience to work for you.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. We understand the severity and immediacy of all personal injury claims and additional legal matters, and we provide each of our clients with compassionate and aggressive legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding your legal case.