If you have been injured in a New Jersey slip and fall accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses. It is the legal responsibility of property owners to maintain safe premises and to provide adequate warnings of any potential hazards. Property owners may be held liable for a slip and fall injury accident that occurs on their premises.
Properties that are open to the public must provide reasonably safe premises. Under Tort Law, injured victims of slip and fall accidents must prove that the property owner was negligent in some way. When the floor is wet or a step is damaged, it is the responsibility of the property owner to fix the hazardous condition or adequately warn the visitors on site. Following an accident, the location may be examined to determine if the site was in fact dangerous and whether the property owner was negligent in warning the public of dangerous conditions.
Slip and fall accidents in New Jersey have been known to cause serious injuries. Victims of dangerous premises accidents may suffer broken bones, head trauma and spinal cord injuries. These types of injuries often result in extended periods of time away from work, costly therapy sessions and significant pain and suffering. Depending upon the circumstances of the incident, all losses related to a slip and fall accident may be covered by filing a premises liability claim.
The reputed New Jersey slip and fall accident attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein serve injured victims of New Jersey. We offer free case evaluations to anyone injured in a slip and fall accident. Call us today at 609-240-0040 to find out how we can help.