Slip and Fall
Property owners must keep their properties safe. This includes homeowners and business owners. The failure to do so can cause injuries on the sidewalk in front of a neighbor’s house, the aisle in the grocery store, or the hallways, common areas or parking lots of an office building. If you are a guest in someone’s home or are at a store or office for a business purpose and you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. A New Jersey slip and fall attorney can tell you if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Many people wonder what they should do when they are injured. We recommend that injury victims should:
- Report your accident and injuries to the property owner, and ask for their insurance information. If a store or other business fills out an accident report, ask for a copy. If they refuse to give you their insurance information, don’t worry – your New Jersey personal injury attorney can get it;
- Take out your cell phone and photograph the accident scene, particularly the condition on the property that caused the injury. Do not assume you can return later to take the pictures – the condition that caused your injury will probably be gone by the time you come back;
- Try to get the names and contact information of as many witnesses as possible;
- Do not give any statements to the property owner or the property owner’s insurance company or lawyer, and do not post anything about your experience on social media. The less you say about your accident to anyone other than your New Jersey personal injury lawyer, the better;
- Promptly seek medical treatment, and obtain copies of all of the treatment records; and
- Retain a personal injury attorney in New Jersey to pursue your claim.
Many different parties can be responsible for a premises liability claim, such as a slip and fall. They include, but are not limited to, private property owners, commercial property owners, property managers, landlords, and tenants. It is important to identify all parties that may be responsible for your injury.
In a commercial or business setting, any number of conditions can injure someone, and therefore be the basis for a personal injury claim. These include, but are not limited to:
- Wet or slippery floors;
- Loose rugs and mats;
- Uneven or damaged floor surfaces;
- Debris on a floor;
- Snow or ice in a parking area; and
- Items that a business keeps in stock, but fails to properly secure.
Various areas within a particular business can be especially problematic, including entrances and exits, aisles, and bathrooms.
A slip and fall accident can result from a fairly straight forward, easily understood hazardous condition, but the process of getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries can be complex. We are New Jersey slip and fall lawyers, and we can help you navigate this maze and get you the money you deserve. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, call us at 732-979-2259 or contact us online to get an evaluation of your case.