A Slip and Fall Lawyer Could Help You Get Compensation for Your Injuries
Accidents occur often and, in some cases, an individual can suffer an injury on someone else’s property, which is known as premises liability. If an individual is harmed on someone else’s property and can prove their injuries were a result of the owner’s negligence, they can file a premises liability lawsuit to hold the land or property owner liable. Premises liability encompasses a wide range of torts, or personal injuries, such as falls.
An injury can take place at any given time. Although people should be attentive to their surroundings, the property owner also has a duty to help others avoid accidents in their stores, parking garages, private events, etc. A property owner in New Jersey could be considered negligent if he or she created or failed to correct an unsafe condition caused by weather, a slippery floor, failing to mark a known tripping hazard, leaving dangerous equipment out for a child to potentially climb on, or other unsafe behavior. The slip and fall lawyers at Peter N. Davis & Associates, LLC can help victims who have suffered an injury on someone else’s property receive the compensation they deserve.
Suffered a Slip and Fall Injury? Contact Our Experienced Attorneys
Property owners in New Jersey are required to keep their premises safe for the people who traffic them. Broken stairs, wet floors, cracked, icy sidewalks or parking lots, and unmarked tripping hazards are just a few conditions that property owners are supposed to correct to prevent potential accidents or injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured due to this kind of negligence, you could have a compensation case.
According to premises liability laws, owners and occupiers of property who allow other people to come onto their property may be held legally responsible for injuries that occur due to their negligence or failure to keep their property safe. The property owner must make sure the premises are safe by expediently repairing hazards or putting up signs to warn guests of potential hazards that haven’t yet been corrected.
Types of Premises Liability Cases
Any landowner or occupier of a property may be held liable for any injuries caused by hazardous conditions. Premises liability cases can range from:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Snow and ice accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Falls caused by defective staircases and unsecured carpets
- Inadequate security
- Defects in benches
- Open excavations, such as sewer construction
- Plumbism, known as lead poisoning
- Crumbling curbs
It’s essential property owners implement safety procedures and fix any potential hazards immediately to avoid any of these accidents from happening. In some cases, property owners are aware of specific dangers on their property but don’t make the effort to repair the problem. Injuries that result from an owner’s blatant carelessness can warrant a premises liability claim or lawsuit.
Types of Injuries
The National Floor Safety Institute mentioned, “Falls account for over 8 million hospital room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Slip and falls account for over 1 million visits or 12% of total falls, and fractures are the most serious consequences of falls and occur in 5% of all people who fall.” Injuries can vary depending upon how severe the accident was. Some injuries are minor while others can take months to recover from fully. Sometimes injuries are permanent, which can potentially lead to higher amounts of compensation. Various injuries can result from an accident such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries such as thoracic injuries. The thoracic is a particular section of the spine. These injuries can affect the legs and the middle part of the body and can result in paraplegia.
- Permanent scarring
- Soft tissue damage
- Wrongful death
- Torn tendons
No matter how small or drastic the injury is if you or someone you know have suffered an injury on someone’s property, filing a compensation claim may be in your best interest.
Whether the individual was invited onto the property or not, accidents can happen. The type of visitor will help determine if compensation is owed for their injuries. All visitors fall under one of three groups:
These are people who were invited to the property on behalf of the landowner’s gain such as customers shopping at a business or an individual visiting a movie theater.
This is an individual who has permission be on the property.
In these types of cases, it is rare for an individual to take legal action against a property owner if they were injured while trespassing.
Our lawyers are New Jersey premises liability experts. If you or a loved one were hurt on someone’s property, you need legal experts who can manage your case correctly. New Jersey law states that you must be able to prove the property owner’s liability for your accident before receiving any compensation. We ask all the important questions right from the start to help build strong cases that can win fair compensation.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys for a Free Consultation
An accident caused by someone’s negligence can cause you physical distress from the injury, emotional distress due to worry about how you will cope with the healing process and, certainly, financial hardship as you visit medical professionals who might tell you that you can’t work while you recover. Injuries can be overwhelming to handle without legal representation on your side.
Contact us immediately if you or a loved one have been hurt due to a fall or another preventable accident on someone’s property. It is imperative that we investigate the details surrounding your accident and preserve evidence before the property owner repairs the problem. Your entire case could stand on one little detail.
The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates is one of the premier personal injury law firms in New Jersey, servicing communities such as Paterson, Newark, and Passaic. Our staff has more than 60 years of combined law experience and specialize in areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation and premises liability. To schedule a consultation with one of our slip and fall lawyers, please give us a call at (973)-279-7246 or complete our free inquiry contact form.
The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates are one of the premier personal injury law firms in New Jersey and service communities such as Paterson, Newark, and Passaic. Our staff has more than 60 years of combined law experience and specialize in areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation and premises liability. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 973-279-7246 or complete our inquiry contact form.