Monmouth County Retail Store Accident Attorney
A retail store which is located in Monmouth County has a specific duty to ensure that it’s customers and shoppers are safe when they are inside of the retail store. If the retail store fails to do this, and someone is injured as a result, the retail store can be held responsible for the harm.
Some of the hazards in a retail store include slippery and or dangerous flooring as well as falling objects. A retail store must ensure that they prevent all foreseeable hazards. A hazard is generally considered foreseeable if it is known to the retail store or if it is a hazard that is generally known in the industry. One clear example of a potential foreseeable hazard would be the accumulation of snow and ice on the sidewalks or parking lot of the retail store. Retail stores recognize that ice can be dangerous and can cause accidents and therefore have a clear duty to take steps to prevent the accumulation of snow and ice. Another example of a foreseeable hazard is an object in an area where individuals routinely walk. It is foreseeable that a tripping hazard in an area where an individual would walk could cause injury and it is therefore important for a retail store to prevent such hazards from occurring.
Proving a personal injury case against a retail store may include the use of fact and or expert witnesses. Pursuant to the New Jersey rules of civil procedure, each party is entitled to take depositions. Depositions are question and answer sessions in which either side is able to question witnesses about what they knew and when they knew it. In a personal injury action against a retail store, it may be important to take the deposition of the retail store employees or managers to determine there knowledge of the hazard and any actions they took to prevent the hazard from occurring. Obviously, the specific facts and circumstances of each individual case will determine if and when depositions should be taken.
If you or someone you know would like to speak to one of our Monmouth County retail store accident attorneys, call our office or click on the chat tab. One of our Monmouth County slip and fall attorneys will take the time to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your retail store accident case. If we represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis which means that you will only pay a legal fee if we successfully recover on your behalf. Call us today. We can help.