As New Jersey residents may know, establishing negligence is an intricate part of a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, the causal relationship between the injury and another person's negligence must be established showing how he or she deviated from an expected duty of care and caused the injury. Proof might be difficult in some circumstances, and a doctrine called res ipsa loquitur may be used instead.
It's a story that's been told too many times: A patron is shopping at a grocery store and suffers a serious back injury after slipping on an unmarked patch of water. In another scenario, a person is visiting a private home and is injured after stumbling down crumbling cement steps.