Most slip-and-fall accidents in New Jersey result in minor injuries, such as bruises and scrapes. Under certain circumstances, however, serious injuries can be suffered in these types of incidents. In some cases, victims suffer severe head injuries, multiple broken bones, and even spinal cord damage. Injured victims of slip-and-fall accidents may seek financial compensation for their losses, particularly if their injuries were caused by negligence on the part of a property owner.
Victims who are not able to brace themselves during a fall may strike their head against the floor. While some victims of head trauma only suffer mild headaches or concussions, others may sustain a wide range of injuries, such as memory loss, blurred vision, or loss of other mental and physical abilities.
Broken bones are perhaps the most common serious injuries suffered in New Jersey slip-and-fall accidents. Depending upon the type of fall, victims may suffer a broken hip, ankle, or wrist. These types of injuries often require extensive medical procedures, time away from work, and physical therapy. Victims of falling accidents who awkwardly twist their back or who fall particularly hard may sustain spinal cord damage. Symptoms may include debilitating back pain, numbness, and even paralysis.
Not all slip-and-fall accidents result in valid premises liability claims. To pursue financial compensation from a property owner, the injured victim will have to prove negligence. Was the accident the result of a dangerous condition, such as a cracked floor or a damaged step? Was the owner aware of the condition? Did they fail to warn visitors to the property about the existing hazards?
The slip-and-fall accident lawyers in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein know how to prove liability for these types of accidents. Call our law offices today at 609-240-0040 to better understand your legal rights and options.