In a seemingly safe place like a supermarket, your attention is on product information, sale signs, coupons, and your shopping list, virtually everything except the floor. Without proper warning, you could slip and fall on a wet patch or a dropped piece of produce and sustain serious, even debilitating injuries. You may become overwhelmed with all of the sudden consequences of a slip-and-fall accident. What is your prognosis? Will your injuries stop you from doing the things you want and need to do, like working to provide for your family? How can you pay for your medical bills when you’re struggling with the loss of wages?
Falls as a whole is a national problem that is responsible for almost 8.6 million emergency room visits each year, according to the National Safety Council. These injuries can be devastating and commonly include broken bones and serious damage to the back, the neck, and other body parts. If you have experienced a slip-and-fall accident, you’re not alone. We are leading personal injury attorneys in New Jersey, so call (856) 778-5500 to get help now for your Acme slip and fall claim.
Fault in Slip-and-Fall Cases
Slip-and-falls can often result from safety hazards, including slippery, icy, wet, and obstructed floors. Certain areas of supermarkets may pose more of a risk than others. Entryways can be hazardous, especially during times of rain or snow. Freezer and refrigerated aisles can be the site of accidents when a leak allows the liquid to pool on the floor where customers are walking. A produce section that is hosed down as part of the cleaning process can be slippery. Spilled fruits and vegetables also create a slipping or tripping hazard. In other aisles, any spills of oil, beverages, or other liquid products can result in an accident if they are not cleaned up properly and immediately.
When unsafe conditions like these cause injuries to a store’s customers, the property owner may be at fault for neglecting to protect customers, safety. In New Jersey, a victim must prove that the accident arose from a safety hazard on the premises and that the owner knew or should have known about the condition but did not take reasonable measures to eliminate the danger or notify customers.
This was allegedly the case when Mary Smith sustained an injury after slipping on an unspecified substance and falling at her local Willingboro, N.J., Acme supermarket in October 2009. Smith reportedly sustained severe physical damage, including internal injuries, as a result of the fall. According to The Pennsylvania Record, Smith attributes the accident to negligence on the part of Acme and parent company Supervalu. Smith is seeking upwards of $75,000 in compensation for her damages, including medical expenses. She now faces the challenge of proving fault against the supermarket chain. If you have been involved in a slip-and-fall accident at Acme, you might also deserve compensation for your pain and financial loss.
Proving fault in a slip and fall claim is a challenge for those who don’t know the details of personal injury law. A New Jersey slip and fall lawyer can fight for you.
Attorney for an Acme Slip-and-Fall Claim
When choosing the right lawyer to handle your claim, the experience is key. Our devoted attorneys have both the quality and quantity of experience to make your case a successful one.
Because we handle personal injury cases exclusively, we understand that you are going through a lot right now, and we promise to be there to take care of you throughout the process. We will help you get the medical attention you need, investigate every detail of your accident, and aggressively represent you against an at-fault company’s legal team. We never want to add to your stress, which is why we make you our No Fee Promise that you only owe us after we have won your case. You can focus on getting better and let us worry about the rest. To talk to one of our lawyers, give us a call at (856) 778-5500 today.