The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 1 million people are injured in slip-and-fall accidents each year. Of those injured victims, more than 17,000 are killed as a result of their injuries. These falls can happen anywhere and at any time. It only takes a crack in the floor or a broken step for a dangerous accident to occur. If you or a loved one has endured a serious injury on someone else’s property, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced injury lawyer to examine your legal rights and options.
Victims of New Jersey slip-and-fall accidents may suffer a wide range of injuries. Broken bones in the wrists and ankles are two of the most common major injuries sustained in fall accidents. These types of injuries often result in expensive emergency room visits, physical therapy expenses and in some cases, loss of wages due to time away from work. Other relatively minor injuries that may occur in a slip-and-fall accident include cuts, sprains, bruises and abrasions.
Serious injuries have been known to occur in New Jersey slip-and-fall accidents. Property owners who fail to properly warn visitors of slippery floors or uneven steps may be held responsible for devastating injuries that occur on their properties. Dangerous areas that are reported to a manager or property owner must be clearly marked and repaired as soon as is reasonably possible.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident in Princeton, please contact the reputed Princeton premises liability attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein for a free consultation. We help injured victims of slip-and-fall accidents hold negligent property owners accountable. We offer free case evaluations at 609-240-0040 to anyone who has suffered an injury in a New Jersey slip-and-fall accident.