Big box stores like WalMart, Costco, and ShopRite, have almost everything in stock you could possibly need. They’re convenient and quick, whether you’re purchasing a little or a lot. Some, like WalMart, are even open 24 hours a day. When these stores get busy, or workers slack off, you might run into a possible personal injury lawsuit. Slip and falls are among the most common of injuries at a big box store – the most difficult to prove. If you get have a slip and fall accident that results in an injury, you need a quality personal injury lawyer by your side every step of the way.
Jersey City injury lawyer Anthony Carbone has handled slip and fall accident cases such as these for the past 26 years and we can get you the compensation that you deserve.
Big Box Stores Mean Big Lawyers
Let’s say, for example, that you are walking through Target and happen to slip and fall on a puddle of water, resulting in a sprained ankle. 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 your neighbor’s house, you may face greater opposition to your claim.
Unlike a tiny mom-and-pop store, large businesses like Target have a team of lawyers ready to shoot down your personal injury claim. They know all the tricks to make your lawsuit disappear. You may have never handled a situation like this before, but they have handled thousands. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer on your side that knows the ins and outs of slip and fall cases.
What You Should Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
You should always do the following with any type of accident:
- 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 in Jersey City, Newark, North Bergen, and throughout New Jersey. If this happens to you, don’t file the claim on your own. Contact us today for a free consultation.