Numerous slip and fall accidents happen every day due to a variety of causes — a broken stair, an oily or algae-covered sidewalk, a broken piece of pavement in a parking lot. No matter the cause of a slip and fall accident, when a visitor to the property is injured by a dangerous or hazardous condition that is there because the property owner failed to exercise due care to inspect the property and fix conditions that could cause slip and fall accident, the property or business owner may be legally responsible to pay compensation to a visitor who is injured in a slip and fall accident. Property and business owners owe duties to all who come upon their property to maintain it in a safe condition, free from dangerous and hazardous conditions. Owners must take steps to correct dangerous conditions in a reasonable amount of time, or at the very least must warn visitors of the existence and location of hazardous conditions on the property.
So many slip and fall accidents could be avoided if a property or business owner took the time to conduct regular inspections of the property, put up a warning sign, or clean up or fix a slip and fall hazard. People who are injured in slip and fall accidents may not even realize that the property or business owner has a legal duty to keep the premises free of whatever hazard caused their accident, or that this duty extends from the inside of a building, such as to an adjoining parking lot, driveway, or sidewalk.
For over 60 years, the Jersey City slip and fall attorneys of Team Law have fought to secure compensation for the victims of slip and fall accidents. If you or a loved one have been hurt following a slip and fall, contact our firm today to schedule a free initial case evaluation to talk to our attorneys and to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Although many people think of slip and falls as minor accidents, the reality is that these incidents can leave victims with serious, long-lasting injuries. Some of the most common injuries that are suffered in slip and fall accidents include:
No matter what kind of injuries you or a loved one may have suffered in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys of Team Law are ready to help you pursue a financial recovery for your damages.
Although suffering injuries in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property may seem like a straightforward manner when it comes to seeking compensation, the reality is that slip and fall accident claims can become complex matters. Property owners may try to argue that they did not know about the hazardous condition that caused your slip and fall, or that they didn’t have sufficient opportunity to discover or fix the condition, or that you knew about the condition and assumed the risk of crossing it (and did so without sufficient care), or even that you didn’t actually have a slip and fall accident. At Team Law, our attorneys have decades of experience fighting on behalf of injured victims of slip and fall cases. We know where to look to uncover the evidence that will show how your accident occurred and why the property or business owner is legally at-fault for causing your accident. Where necessary, our firm works with industry-leading experts to help build a strong, persuasive legal case. We aggressively negotiate for a full and fair settlement in your case, and where necessary we are fully prepared to fight on your behalf in court to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Jersey City slip and fall accident attorneys of Team Law are ready to fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve after you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. Contact our firm today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation to learn more about how our firm’s expertise and resources can help you secure financial compensation to help you recover from your injuries and other damages.
Jersey City is the second-most populous city in New Jersey, and the largest city in and county seat of Hudson County. Jersey City is located across from the Hudson River from New York City. The area of present-day Jersey City was purchased from the Lenape Native Americans in the early 17th century and incorporated into the Dutch colony of New Netherlands. Much of what would become the current downtown area of Jersey City was laid out following the American Revolution. Jersey City was formally established by the state legislature in 1820; after the Civil War, Hudson City, Bergen City, and Greenville were incorporated into Jersey City. In the second-half of the 19th century through the 20th century, Jersey City developed into an important manufacturing, transportation, and shipping hub. Beginning in the 1980s, Jersey City’s waterfront area was redeveloped into one of the U.S.’s largest banking and financial hubs, leading the area and the city as a whole to garner the nickname “Wall Street West”
Generally speaking, a property owner is responsible for the condition of the property and is responsible to visitors of the property who are injured by some dangerous or hazardous condition on the property. However, other parties may bear responsibility for a slip and fall accident, such as a tenant of the property whose lease agreement requires the tenant to be responsible for whatever condition caused the slip and fall accident, or a contracted maintenance company who was responsible for remedying the condition that caused the slip and fall accident.
A person injured in a slip and fall accident has a limited period of time in which to file a lawsuit for compensation for his or her injuries and damages. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations; in New Jersey, the statute of limitations for slip and fall accidents is two years from the date of the accident. If your lawsuit is not filed before the expiration of the limitations period, the court can permanently dismiss your case.
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