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The causes of a slip and fall accident are seemingly limitless. Regardless of what specifically caused your slip and fall accident, when your accident occurs on someone else’s property as the result of dangerous or hazardous condition, another person’s or entity’s failure to maintain the property may ultimately be the legal cause of your accident and injuries. Property and business owners have a legal responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition, or must take steps to advise visitors to the property of dangerous or hazardous conditions on the property. When property owners don’t meet this responsibility, they can be held liable for injuries that result from slip and fall accidents on their property.
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It is an unfortunate fact that many slip and fall accidents could be avoided if a property owner took a bit of care to inspect their property, place warning signs, or clean up or fix a condition on the floor. At Team Law, we work to hold property and business owners financially accountable when their negligence leads to the injury of innocent visitors to their property. For more than 60 years, we have fought to obtain full and fair compensation for our clients when they are injured on someone else’s property through no fault of their own. If you or a loved one have been in a slip and fall accident in Summit or elsewhere in New Jersey, contact Team Law today to schedule a free initial case evaluation to discuss your legal rights and options.
Slip and fall accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Many causes of these accidents are traceable to a dangerous or hazardous condition that is left there due to the negligence of a property or business owner in failing to inspect or maintain/repair the property. Some common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
No matter the cause of your Summit slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Team Law can help you recover financial compensation for your medical treatments and to get your life back to normal following your accident.
When you hire Team Law to represent you in your slip and fall accident case, you’ll get the help of a firm that will work tirelessly on your behalf to build a strong, persuasive claim for compensation. We begin every client’s case with a thorough investigation, uncovering and evaluating pieces of evidence such as:
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Our firm diligently pursues full compensation that covers all your damages, including:
When you hire Team Law to represent you in your slip and fall accident case, you can be sure that we will use our knowledge and experience to zealously advocate on your behalf to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. Don’t wait another day to call or contact us to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal rights and options.
Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey, originally formed as Summit Township in 1869 from portions of New Providence Township (today Berkeley Heights) and Springfield Township. Summit is believed to have gotten its name from Summit Lodge, the home to which jurist James Kent retired to after serving as Columbia College’s first professor of law and as chief justice of the supreme court in New York. Summit was later reincorporated as a city in 1899. Throughout the 19th century, Summit shifted its character away from being a farmland community to a residential area for wealthy New Yorkers, who looked to build estates outside the city. Summit has maintained this character to this day. In the 2000 Census, Summit was ranked as having the 16th highest per capita income in the state of New Jersey. In 2019, Bloomberg named Summit the 65th wealthiest community in America by average household income.
Not necessarily. In order to have a viable slip and fall accident claim, you will need to show that the property or business owner owed you a duty of care, that this duty was breached, and that you suffered injury and compensable damages as a result of this breach. In many slip and fall cases, it is necessary to prove that the property or business owner had responsibility to maintain or remedy a condition on the property that caused your accident and that the owner had a reasonable opportunity to actually maintain or remedy the condition. For example, if a customer of a store or restaurant spills a liquid on the ground and you slip and fall on it a minute later, the owner can claim that it did not have sufficient opportunity to discover and clean up the spill and therefore is not liable for your accident.
If you suffer a slip and fall accident, the first thing you should do is to inform the property or business owner of your accident. This will put the owner on notice of your accident and allow the owner to notify its insurance or risk management company; if, for example, your accident occurs on commercial property, the owner will also know to preserve important evidence, such as surveillance video. Next, you should try to take photos or videos of the accident scene, including whatever it was that caused your fall, whether there were any warning signs, whether anything blocked your view of the hazard, and lighting conditions and (if applicable) weather conditions. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident to identify any injuries you may have suffered.
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