A slip and fall accident can happen at a moment’s notice. You or a loved one can suffer an accident by slipping on some snow and ice, tripping over a pothole or broken pavement, or falling off a broken step. Regardless of the cause of a slip and fall accident, when you or a loved one suffer an accident on someone else’s property due to the property or business owner’s failure to maintain the property, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and damages that can result from a slip and fall accident. Property owners owe a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazardous or dangerous conditions, or to warn visitors to the property of the existence and location of any such conditions.
When property owners fail in this duty, they may be legally responsible for the injuries and other damages that result from a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, many slip and fall accidents are entirely preventable had property or business owners taken the time and effort to inspect their premises, place warning signs, or clean up spills or other hazards. And many people who are injured in slip and fall accidents may not even realize that the property owner had a duty to ensure that whatever caused the accident was not there and therefore is legally responsible for any damages that result from a slip and fall.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident in Perth Amboy or elsewhere throughout New Jersey, contact Team Law today to schedule a free initial case evaluation to learn more about your rights and options following your slip and fall accident.
Slip and fall accidents happen because property or business owners fail to clean up or fix some hazard that causes a person to lose his or her balance or footing. Some of the more likely causes of slip and fall accidents include:
The Perth Amboy slip and fall accident attorneys can help you pursue your claim for compensation no matter the cause of your accident.
At Team Law, our slip and fall attorneys understand the damages that an injured victim of a slip and fall accident can incur, such as:
Our attorneys leave no stone unturned to get maximum value for our clients’ cases. We thoroughly investigate our clients’ accidents, collecting and reviewing evidence such as surveillance video, accident/incident reports, accident scene photos, and eyewitness statements. We also work with experts to draft accident reconstruction reports that allow us to persuasively argue for the property or business owner’s liability to you. We aggressively negotiate for a full and fair settlement, knowing how important getting compensation as quickly as possible is to you. But our Perth Amboy slip and fall accident attorneys will settle for nothing less than fair compensation — if necessary, we prepare to fight your case in court to get you the full financial recovery you need and deserve.
When you or a loved one have been involved in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property in Perth Amboy, you can trust that the attorneys of Team Law will fight to get you the compensation and justice that you deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation to speak to our attorneys about your case.
Perth Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, on the Raritan Bay, which gives Perth Amboy its nickname of “The City by the Bay”. Perth Amboy was originally inhabited by Lenape Native Americans, who named the point jutting out into Raritan Bay upon which present-day Perth Amboy lies “Ompoge”. This Lenape word was later corrupted into “Amboy”, and combined with the Scottish settlers’ name for the area, “New Perth”, to form the current name of Perth Amboy. Perth Amboy was formally organized by Royal charter in 1718, and its status was reaffirmed following the Revolutionary War in 1784. The Industrial Revolution led to significant economic growth with the development of various manufacturing facilities, along with population growth fueled by immigration. By the turn of the 21st century, Perth Amboy was redeveloping its waterfront area to include housing developments, promenades, and parks overlooking the water.
If you suffer a slip and fall accident on a public accident, different parties may be liable to you for your injuries and damages, depending on the circumstances of the accident. For example, if your accident is the result of a condition of the sidewalk arising from improper or inadequate maintenance, the local municipality may be responsible for your accident. Or if you suffer a slip and fall on snow and ice that runs off from an adjoining property, the property owner may, depending on the exact circumstances, be responsible for your accident.
It is always advisable that you reach out to a slip and fall accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident to discuss your case. If you end up needing to file a lawsuit to pursue a claim for compensation, under New Jersey law you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit; if you don’t timely file your lawsuit, the court can permanently dismiss your claim. It may be necessary for your slip and fall accident attorney to undertake an investigation of your claim; therefore, it is best to give your attorney as much time as possible to investigate and resolve your claim before it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit to preserve your rights.
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