When people run their errands at the supermarket, they rarely ever think of it as a dangerous place to be. However, the reality of the situation is that an accident can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. This may be the case at a supermarket if the property is not taken care of by those who own and manage the premises. When this happens, it can cause certain hazards to arise that pose a threat to shoppers. Individuals who are involved in an accident at a supermarket and sustain injuries as a result should contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance pursuing legal action.
How Do I Prove Negligence?
The state of New Jersey requires all property owners to maintain their grounds so that others who come onto it cannot become injured as a result of poor conditions. Supermarkets can be kept safe by providing staff with the right training, implementing safety precautions, and conducting inspections routinely. If these are not done, it can result in injured shoppers.
When an injured party wants to pursue negligence, they can file a personal injury claim. During this time, they are required to prove negligence by satisfying the burden of proof. This can be done with evidence that shows the accident and their injuries were a direct result of the supermarket’s failure to provide them with the proper duty of care. Helpful evidence for a claim can include medical documentation of the injury, pictures of the hazard, and any witnesses to the accident.
How Do I Recover Compensation?
Injured parties who successfully prove negligence may be able to receive compensation. This exists as coverage for damages incurred due to the accident. As people can suffer both physically and emotionally, they may recover both economic and non-economic types of compensation. Economic compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic compensation covers the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and more.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
After an accident and injury occurs due to negligence, injured parties should not wait long to pursue legal action if they wish to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place, putting a deadline on how long they have to file a personal injury claim. Failure to meet this deadline can result in the loss of their opportunity to recover compensation. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our Firm
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.