If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a slip-and-fall accident in New Jersey, you need an experienced slip-and-fall attorney to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Premises liability is an area of law that covers the negligence of property owners and their responsibility for injuries and losses incurred by visitors to their properties. A “slip and fall” is a type of case that falls under premises liability. To prove a property owner is responsible for a slip-and-fall injury in New Jersey, you must show that a dangerous situation existed and that the property owner failed to correct it in a reasonable and timely manner or properly warn visitors about their risks.
Because New Jersey solicits a high volume of visitors, both private and public property owners are held to a high standard of responsibility. This includes a specific obligation to remove potentially hazardous snow and ice according to the state’s “natural accumulation” legal requirements. Failure to do so can result in responsibility for any sustained injuries.
You should expect to be able to walk on a property safely. When owners of private or public property have neglected to address safety concerns they should be aware of, they leave open the possibility of a preventable injury. The following are the most common ways property owners needlessly increase the risk of an accident on their properties:
Although any person should be expected to avoid a safety hazard when they notice one, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to remove hazards and maintain safe walking conditions on their properties.
A fall on a hard surface can cause any number of debilitating injuries. Common injuries from slips and falls include the following:
These types of injuries can cause financial hardships due to medical bills and lost wages as well as take an emotional toll with pain and suffering, especially with the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death.
A work-related slip and fall would be covered under New Jersey’s workers’ compensation benefits regardless of fault. Nonetheless, if there is evidence of negligence by your employer or a third party and a serious injury or wrongful death resulted from that negligence, you should contact an attorney to ensure that your compensation is full and fair.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident, take the following steps to ensure that you are properly prepared to prove your case:
Fortunately, you do not have to navigate the legal process alone. An experienced slip-and-fall lawyer will be there every step of the way. This is what you can expect we will do for you:
An experienced slip-and-fall attorney can help you receive the full amount of compensation you need to recover from your injuries rather than accepting the minimum offer you would expect from the property owner’s insurance company. If you need to file a slip-and-fall lawsuit in New Jersey, you want an attorney well-versed in New Jersey laws that protect you from negligence.
It is important to understand that specific time limits restrict when you can make a claim depending on the status of the property where your injury occurred. For example, if you are injured on public property, you have 90 days to file a tort claim notice with the government agency or entity responsible for the property. For most other types of properties, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. Be sure to consult with an experienced slip-and-fall attorney to make sure you are filing your claim on time with the appropriate entity.
You should expect full and fair compensation for any of the following that applies to your situation:
Contact Beralo & Michael Law Firm in Jersey City today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out what we can do for you to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your slip-and-fall injury.