What happens after a slip and fall accident in a big box store

Posted February 18th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Falls.

nj-slip-and-fall-lawyer-anthony-carboneWe love big box stores. Whether it’s a Walmart or a Lowes or even Costco, anything we need we can usually find at these stores. Including a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Let’s say you are going Walmart to do a little shopping. While walking through the freezer section, you slip on a puddle caused by a leaky freezer case. You fall and break your ankle. Now premises liability tells us that it is the responsibility of the store to keep the area clear of danger. But unlike a slip and fall accident at say your neighbor’s house, you may face greater opposition to your claim.

Unlike your normal mom and pop store, large businesses such as Target have a team of lawyers ready to shoot down your personal injury claim. They know all the tricks to get your slip and fall lawsuit dismissed. And this why you have to be prepared before pursuing any legal action against these big box stores.

As with any accident case, remember to do the following:

  • take photos of the accident scene, including any warning signs that may be present
  • Get names and contact information of any witnesses as well as getting their story
  • Write down what you were doing at the time of the accident and what had happened to cause the injury
  • Make sure you get the names of the employees you spoke to regarding your accident

And the most important piece of advice is to hire an experienced attorney, someone who has the track record of getting his clients the compensation they deserve after a fall in a big box store. For more than 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling slip and fall accident cases throughout New Jersey. If this happens to you, don’t file the claim on your own. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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