Thousands of people are injured in slip and fall accidents in the United States every year– every day innocent New Jersey residents are injured completing everyday tasks like shopping or even walking through a parking lot to work. While many victims walk away unscathed, slip and fall accidents have the potential to cause serious injury or wrongful death.
At Team Law, our experienced injury lawyers are here to get justice for clients injured in slip and fall accidents across New Jersey. If you sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident, your choice of a lawyer could make the difference between fair compensation and walking away empty-handed.
Our injury lawyers have more than 60 years of experience helping slip and fall accident victims get the justice they deserve. We’ve recovered over $650 million for satisfied clients in the process.
Team Law’s slip and fall accident lawyers will help you understand the full scope of your legal rights in plain English. We will fight for the best compensation award possible to cover your medical bills, any lost wages and pain and suffering. To schedule your free initial consultation, call our New Jersey offices today.
Unfortunately, most slip and fall accidents could be prevented had a property owner responsibly maintained the property in a safe condition. Under a theory of law known as premises liability, property owners, managers, and even municipalities can be held liable when people get injured on their property. This is because New Jersey imposes a legal duty on people to keep their property reasonably safe for invited visitors and guests.
Property owners are considered negligent if they are aware of an unsafe condition and failed to correct it. Under some circumstances, business owners can even be held liable for negligence if they should have been aware of the danger and failed to take reasonable steps to discover it.
Some common causes of slip and fall injuries include, but are not limited to:
While New Jersey winters create an increased risk of slip and fall accidents, these accidents can occur at any time. Slip and fall accidents often happen in:
Property owners can even be held financially responsible for slip and fall accidents that occur on private property when you are an invited guest.
Property owners must keep their property reasonably safe for invitees (customers) and invited guests. To establish that a property owner owes you compensation after a slip and fall accident, we will work to prove the following elements:
Business owners are generally held to a higher standard and actually have a duty to conduct reasonable inspections to locate any dangers. Trespassers, on the other hand, receive less protection—the property owner only has to refrain from intentionally causing harm.
Property owners can mount any number of defenses to your slip and fall claim. For example, the owner or insurance company may argue:
At Team Law, we can protect your right to compensation by conducting a complete investigation of your case. This includes:
At Team Law, our legal team has been recognized for excellent legal services at many levels. We’ve been named Super Lawyers and are classified among the top 100 trial lawyers in America. We also have certified civil trial lawyers and a certified workers’ compensation attorney on our team.
Most importantly, we’ve left a trail of thousands of satisfied clients who have received the compensation they needed to move forward because of our help. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident in New Jersey, call or contact us today. Our injury lawyers will provide an honest assessment of your claim in a free case review. We also work on a contingency basis—meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay.
In slip and fall accident cases, it’s especially important to document the scene. This means taking pictures or videos of the accident scene. You can also look around to see if you see any video cameras that might have caught the accident. If anyone saw you fall, get their contact information so that we can interview them later. Importantly, call our slip and fall accident lawyers right away. Once the property owner learns of the hazard, the usual response is to fix the problem. Without documentation and quick action, valuable evidence can be lost.
In cases involving privately owned property—whether a business or private home—you have two years from the date of the accident to file an injury claim. If your injury occurred on property owned by a state or local government, you may have to file a claim in as little as 90 days. Slip and fall accidents that occur on property owned by Port Authority are subject to different limitations. In these cases, you might have a one-year period in which to file a claim. The bottom line is: you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate your case.
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