South Jersey Retail Store Slip & Fall Lawyer
Going shopping should not be a time when you have to worry about getting physically hurt. Unfortunately, retail stores like Costco, Walmart and Target are prime locations for slip and fall accidents. Negligent store employees and management leave boxes and merchandise in the aisles where they can get tripped over, and workers fail to clean up spills in a timely fashion or warn customers when a freshly mopped floor has not yet dried. There are many ways a slip and fall can happen in a retail store, but none of them should happen if store management is being careful to provide a safe shopping experience. If you or your loved one was hurt in a slip & fall in New Jersey retail store, call me, Joe Monaco, for help. Our South Jersey retail store slip & fall lawyer will work to make sure that you are fully compensated for the costs of your injuries caused by negligent store management.
Retailers Have a Duty to Keep Their Premises Free from Slipping Hazards
Retail stores can remain open and profitable only if they have customers. Retailers thus have a vested interest in creating an inviting, safe, and clean environment for their customers. Not only is it in the best interests of making a profit, but a business that opens itself to the public is made responsible under New Jersey law for maintaining “reasonably safe” conditions on their property. If a business owner fails to inspect their property for dangerous conditions on a regular basis or fails to take action to eliminate dangerous conditions when they’re discovered, and someone gets hurt, the retailer may owe the victim money for their injuries.
What Causes Dangerous Conditions in Retail Stores?
There are countless ways that customers might be injured if negligent store management fails to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to customers. These include:
- Dropped or spilled food or liquid
- Rain, snow, or ice that is tracked in from outside
- Cracked floors or tiles
- Loose rugs that pose a tripping hazard
- Ice allowed to accrue on walkways leading to the store
- Leaking pipes or refrigerated cases
- Merchandise that is dropped on the floor and not picked up
- Boxes on the floor in aisles and pathways where customers might walk
- Boxes and merchandise stacked incorrectly on high shelves
- Negligently-placed displays that stick out into the aisles
- Torn carpets
- Broken or misaligned elevators or escalators
A Lawyer Is Critical to Your Slip-and-Fall Claim’s Success
Retail store slip-and-fall accidents are not simple claims to prove. A defendant business owner may attempt to argue that they had no way to know that there was a hazard on the store’s property and that they shouldn’t be held responsible for injuries resulting from that hazard as a result. Monaco Law PC’s job is to find out what happened and how it happened, gather the evidence and put together a strong case that shows store managers either knew or should have known about the dangerous condition but failed to take prompt, remedial action to avoid an accident. Through evidence such as eyewitness testimony, surveillance camera footage, and facts about weather conditions on the day of the accident, my law firm can show how long a hazard existed and how much time stores had to remove a hazard and prevent you from becoming injured. As an experienced trial lawyer, I will present the defendant with a strong claim to get a substantial settlement that meets your needs, or else I will be ready to take your case into court and try it in front of a jury.
Timing Is Critical to Bring a Claim
Personal injury claims, such as retail store slip and fall claims, are subject to time limits, known as statutes of limitations. If you fail to bring your claim within the applicable statute of limitations, a court will not hear your case, so you won’t be able to force the negligent retail store to compensate you for your injuries. The time limit in most slip and fall cases is two years from the accident, but it can be longer or shorter depending on specific circumstances. Call me as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss the statute of limitations or even if you think the time has passed. Also, the sooner you call a lawyer, the stronger your claim for compensation will be, and the sooner you can get your case resolved.
Retail Stores Are Liable for Unsafe and Defective Conditions
Call me, Joseph Monaco, if you have been injured in a retail store slip and fall, trip and fall, or other injury accident in a retail store in Burlington County, Atlantic County, Cumberland County, Camden County, or elsewhere in New Jersey or Philadelphia.
- Mount Laurel Township Costco
- Stafford Township Costco
- Vineland Costco
- Cherry Hill Costco
- Marlton Target
- Millville Target
- Cherry Hill Target
- Haddon Township Target
- Philadelphia Target
- Marlton Walmart
- Egg Harbor Township Walmart
- Vineland Walmart
- Audubon Walmart
Serving Atlantic City, Marlton, Cherry Hill, Vineland, Bridgeton, Millville, Camden, Trenton
Don’t wait to call a lawyer after you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall in a New Jersey or Pennsylvania retail store. Waiting only gives the store owner more time and excuses to dispute their liability for your injury. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall or other accident in a New Jersey retail slip and fall, give me a call or text me at 609-277-3166 or 215-546-3166. Your call is free, and Monaco Law PC never charges a fee until after I am successful in obtaining a recovery for you.