Monmouth County Supermarket Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured at a supermarket in Monmouth County call our Monmouth County supermarket accident attorneys today. Our slip and fall accident lawyers represent individuals who have been injured at a supermarket a Monmouth County retail store or other individuals who are looking to pursue their injury case in the Monmouth County Superior Court. Call us today.
Monmouth County Supermarket Liability
The owner and or entity which controls a supermarket has a duty to inspect and make sure that their premises are safe and free from any hazards. If the owner of the supermarket fails to do this and someone is injured as a result, the owner and or entity which controls the supermarket may be responsible for any harm that is caused to the person who is injured.
Additionally, supermarkets present some unique hazards to individuals that are not always present in other types of commercial establishments. For example, the self-serve food bar presents a specific and unique risk that the surrounding floor can be slippery and thus present a hazard. The law in New Jersey specifically recognizes this hazard. This is known as the mode of operation doctrine. The mode of operation doctrine states that a plaintiff does not need to prove that the defendant or supermarket owner knew of the dangerous condition when the actual mode of the supermarkets operation created the dangerous condition. Specifically, the jury charge states, that a proprietor of a business has a legal duty to provide a reasonably safe place for their customers. If the jury finds the premises were in a hazardous condition regardless of whether it was caused by one of the employees of the supermarket, or the customers of the supermarket, and the jury further finds that the supermarket failed to prevent the hazardous condition from occurring, the supermarket will be liable to the plaintiff for their injuries. The mode of operation doctrine would apply to a supermarket regarding a fall at a self-serve bar. If the self-serve bar creates a dangerous or slippery condition, and the self-serve bar is not set up in a reasonable way to prevent the dangerous slippery condition from occurring, and as a result someone is injured, the supermarket will be reasonable for the injuries to that person. The supermarket would be responsible for the fall even if the dangerous slippery condition existed for a very short period time and the supermarket did not specifically learn of the dangerous slippery condition before the fall occurred.
Contact Our Supermarket Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a supermarket accident, call our Monmouth County supermarket accident attorneys today. Our Monmouth County slip and fall attorneys have recovered significant sums of money on behalf of individuals who have been injured as a result of a slip and fall at a supermarket. Set up a free consultation with us today. Additionally, if our firm represents you, we will not receive a legal fee unless we successfully recover money on your behalf.