Seeing a slip-and-fall on television may have you rolling with laughter, but for the everyday victims of this accident, it’s not so entertaining. The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room each year.
The NSC also estimates slip-and-fall accidents cost American businesses $70 billion annually, a growing price tag which may prompt retailers like Target to scrutinize slip-and-fall claims even more thoroughly to determine if they are liable. Thus, if you have been seriously injured at a retail store such as Target, securing legal representation from one of our New Jersey slip-and-fall lawyers who can compile evidence to withstand such scrutiny is imperative for garnering the compensation you deserve.
Proving Fault in a Slip-and-fall Claim
It’s an unfortunate reality that every day, people deal with life-altering injuries from slip-and-fall accidents. Making this matter worse is the fact that many, if not all, of these accidents, could have been prevented if proper care had been taken.
The primary goal in a slip-and-fall case is to prove the property owner failed in their legal duty to keep the premises safe, and it was their negligent actions that caused your injury. This is accomplished by showing they already knew or should have known about the hazardous condition but failed to remedy it.
But, proving fault in a slip-and-fall claim can be challenging, which is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney on your side to ease your mind. Our lawyers are skilled in proving fault in slip-and-fall cases and will work to establish both the existence of a dangerous condition and the store’s knowledge of that condition by organizing the evidence and managing your case. For example, we are currently representing a woman for an alleged slip-and-fall accident at a Target in Delran, New Jersey. She purportedly slipped on a clear substance on the floor and sustained an injury to her back, resulting in multiple bulging discs requiring surgery.
As a Victim of a Slip-and-Fall at Target, What Can I be Compensated For?
Each slip-and-fall accident is unique, and compensation varies depending upon the specifics of your case.
If your slip-and-fall accident is found to be due to a store’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for losses such as the following:
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages due to inability to work now, and reductions in your future earning capacity
- The overall loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact an Attorney for a Target Slip-and-fall Claim Today
If you have suffered serious injuries due to a slip-and-fall at a New Jersey Target store, contact one of our personal injury lawyers immediately to discuss your legal rights and options, if too much time passes, your claim can become void or diminish in compensation value. With 25 years of experience helping accident victims such as those injured in slip-and-falls since 1994, we have the knowledge to help you determine who is at fault and whether or not you are entitled to seek damages. Call us today for a free consultation, at (856) 778-5500.