If Family Dollar’s, or any other discount store’s, negligence caused you to suffer a slip and fall in New Jersey, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. Slip and fall accidents fall under an area of law called premises liability law, and if they are caused by negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for the damages you suffered. However, it is important to note that, in your claim, you must show the involvement of negligence, and that the other party’s negligence caused your injuries.
What Are New Jersey Slip And Fall Laws?
Property owners are responsible for ensuring property is safe and free from dangers. That is where premises liability comes into play. Property owners must make any repairs in a timely manner as well as indicate a risk while awaiting these repairs. If the danger has existed for a time long enough that the owner should have been aware of the threat and it has not yet been addressed, the owner is then liable for the damages.
New Jersey has a comparative negligence law. Generally speaking, comparative negligence laws are defined as evaluating each party involved in the accident’s respective contributions to that accident in order to determine the degree of negligence and/or fault of each party.
New Jersey is one of 21 states that follows a rule that prohibits an injured party from recovering compensation for their injuries if they were 51% or more at fault for the slip and fall accident. So, if you slipped and fell at a discount store in New Jersey and you were 50% or less to blame, you can recover compensation for your damages. The total amount you would be able to recover is reduced by your degree of fault for the incident.
How Long Do I Have To File A Slip And Fall Claim Against A Discount Store In New Jersey?
After you slip and fall in New Jersey, you have a two-year time limit for pursuing a personal injury claim. This means that, if you do not file your personal injury claim against Family Dollar, or another discount store, within two years of the slip and fall incident, you will not recover compensation for your damages resulting from the fall.
What Do I Need To Prove My Claim Against A Discount Store In New Jersey?
In order to prove your claim against a Family dollar or any other discount store in New Jersey, the following must apply to your slip and fall incident at said discount store:
- The store knew about the dangerous conditions
- The store acted negligently
- The accident caused the damages and injuries you are claiming
- The cost of medical care for your injuries, lost wages and missed work, pain and suffering, and any other damages you are claiming because of the slip and fall
Get In Touch With A Lawyer That Takes New Jersey Slip And Fall Cases
If you suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident in a Family Dollar or any other discount store in New Jersey, you should consult with a slip and fall attorney who represents individuals injured in New Jersey in order to help make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Complete the form on this page to get connected with an independent, participating attorney who subscribes to our website.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Family Dollar or any other party, you may not be entitled to compensation.