New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident in NJ
When most people think of personal injury lawsuits, slip and fall claims immediately come to mind. These types of cases are well-known because they are so common. If a New Jersey business owner negligently fails to keep their premises safe and all sidewalks and walking areas free from hazardous conditions, and you are injured as a result, you may have a potential slip and fall claim. Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries and alter people’s lives for years, if not permanently. If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall incident in New Jersey, it is imperative to discuss your case with an experienced attorney to find out if you can seek redress.
The dedicated New Jersey injury attorneys at our firm have extensive experience representing clients in slip and fall claims. We have successfully recovered compensation for numerous injured victims and are thoroughly prepared to help you with your case. Our firm’s approach is fundamentally distinct among the larger personal injury firms in the state, as we do not take on as many cases as possible and leave the clients wondering who is actually fighting for them. We work in communion with you, walk you through every phase as the legal process, and fight for maximum damages because you and your injuries matter. Through our dedication and commitment to superior representation, members of our personal injury team have earned recognition among the Top Trial Lawyers in the Nation, by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Call our local office in Monmouth County at 732-810-0336 to discuss your case with an experienced New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer today. You can also start a chat or fill out our convenient online form to connect with us. A member of our team is available 24/7 to assist you. Our initial consultation is completely free.
Types of Slip and Fall Accidents in New Jersey
Slip and fall accidents happen for a variety of reasons. If the accident was caused by a property owner who knew of a dangerous condition and did not fix the problem, that individual or company can be held liable. This is especially true if the property owner had ample time to fix the dangerous condition and failed to so. Although each slip and fall cases is different and the actual dangerous condition which caused the slip and fall may also be different, some common types of slip and fall cases are:
- Slip and fall on ice
- Fall due to inadequate lighting
- Fall on a sidewalk
- Fall in the workplace
- Fall on a wet surface
- Dangerous stairway
- Fall on a commercial site
- Fall from a ladder
How Slip and Fall Incidents Occur in NJ
One of the most common situations that can lead to a slip and fall lawsuit in New Jersey is an icy or snowy sidewalk. If a business or private property owner fails to keep their sidewalks reasonably clear from ice and snow, and if this failure causes you to fall and you injure yourself as a result, you may have a slip and fall claim against the property owner.
Similarly, if a supermarket neglects to clean up spills in an aisle and you slip and hurt yourself because of liquid on the floor, you may have a slip and fall claim. The strength of your case depends on its particular facts—had the supermarket put up a wet floor sign? Had the spill been on the floor for minutes or hours? You can read more about Supermarket Slip and Fall Accidents on our dedicated page.
Slip and fall cases may also arise at apartments or condominiums. If a property management company fails to replace faulty railings securing stairwells, if they fail to keep parking lots free of dangerous conditions, and if they otherwise act negligently and you are injured as a result, you may have a slip and fall claim against the condo association, the apartment complex, and/or the property management company. Some of the key questions that we investigate and use to our advantage include: Did the owner or manager know about the dangerous railing? Had residents complained about it? Repeatedly? Had the property been in a dangerous condition for days or months? We can help you develop a case that utilizes all of the facts that support your claim for compensation.
Common Injuries Resulting from NJ Slip and Falls
Commercial property owners have an absolute duty to ensure that their premises are safe and free from hazardous conditions. This duty extends to all individuals including tenants as well as potential customers. If they fail to live up to this obligation and an individual is injured as a result, they may be responsible for the injuries which occur. The injuries resulting from a slip and fall are unique to the individual and the circumstances surrounding the accident. However, injuries from slip and falls can be severe and in some cases, catastrophic. Depending upon the injury, surgery, rehabilitation and significant medical treatment may be involved. Common injuries that occur from slip and falls include:
- Trimalleolar ankle fractures
- Spine Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Concussion or head injuries
- Wrongful Death
What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident
If you are injured by a dangerous property condition like an icy sidewalk, a spill, a missing railing, or the like, you should first seek any required medical attention. Then document your visits to the doctor, save your medical bills and receipts, and take photographs of your injuries if you are able. You should then consider scheduling a consultation with a competent personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Proving a slip and fall may not be easy. These cases can be very involved. They can require expert witnesses such as engineers or experts in keeping a specific premises safe. Additionally, it may be important to gather evidence, take photos or take other steps to ensure that the evidence and conditions are properly documented. Our attorneys have successfully litigated complex slip and falls and recovered significant amounts of money for those who have been injured due to the negligence of someone else.
It is important to note that there are time limits applicable to when you can bring a personal injury lawsuit in New Jersey. Specifically, the statute of limitations in a personal injury case, including a slip and fall, is generally two years from the date that the injury occurred. It takes time to investigate and develop the best case strategy, so you should give your attorney as much time as possible to evaluate and file your case.
Contact a New Jersey Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident, call our New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers day or night at 732-810-0336 for an absolutely free consultation. Our lawyers are here to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need at this critical time. If you ultimately enlist our firm to represent you, we work for free unless we successfully recover money on your behalf. For more information, contact us today.