It’s winter in New Jersey and that means plenty of snow, ice and — yes — slip and fall accidents. If you got hurt in a slip and fall, would you know what to do about it? Here are some common myths swirling around about slip and fall accidents and personal injury lawsuits:
Myth 1: You Can’t File a Personal Injury Claim if You Slip and Fall on Public Property
Wrong! If you fall on public property — anything owned by a government entity such as the city or county — you can definitely bring a claim. However, there are specific statutes of limitations that apply to slip and falls on public property. For this reason, you should contact Team Law as soon as possible to protect your rights
Myth 2: The Property Owner is Responsible for ALL Injuries Sustained by Another Person on Their Property
Generally speaking, premises liability law states that the owner of a property has a duty to maintain the property in such a manner that creates a safe environment for visitors. If there is a known hazard, the owner must use proper signage (think: wet floor sign in a hallway that has recently been mopped) or some other warning so a visitor can appropriately avoid the hazard.
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If the owner of the property was unaware of the hazard, liability for the accident can certainly be questioned. However, if you are injured on someone else’s property, you should absolutely contact Team Law to find out if you can sue for damages for your injuries.
Myth 3: There is No Reason to Hire an Attorney to Pursue a Personal Injury Lawsuit
It depends. Do you want to make sure all deadlines are met and that you have the best chance to secure maximum compensation for your injuries? Assuming the answer is “yes, then you need to retain a personal injury lawyer to pursue your slip and fall claim. The insurance company will offer you a low-ball settlement. Team Law attorneys won’t accept anything less than what we believe your case is worth.
So, while it isn’t mandatory that you have a lawyer fighting for you, choosing to hire one will mean all your bases are covered and all parties responsible for your injuries will be held accountable.
Myth 4: Lawyers are Expensive! I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer to Pursue My Slip & Fall Claim!
At Team Law, we take cases on contingency wherein there are no upfront legal fees and you don’t pay anything if we don’t negotiate a fair settlement or win a verdict for you. You have no risks, only possible substantial reward by calling Team Law.
At Team Law, our slip and fall lawyers are committed to working tirelessly to make sure clients’ rights are protected. We will fight for maximum damages in your personal injury case. Contact us today for a free consultation about your slip and fall.