New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer 

PREMISES LIABILITY, SLIP-AND-FALL ACCIDENTS

Background

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When public slip-and-fall accidents occur, victims often feel embarrassed and decide to leave the scene as quickly as they can, hoping no one witnessed it. While this reaction is completely understandable, the reality is that many slip-and-fall accidents are NOT the victim’s fault; they happen as a result of negligence on the part of those responsible for maintaining safe premises.

Even minor slip-and-fall incidents can result in costly medical expenses; some cause severe injuries that require long-term care. At Foreman Law, we are dedicated to helping these victims, no matter how slight the fall may seem. If you are injured as a result of a slip-and-fall accident, let us work with you to determine who’s at fault, and then aggressively pursue your case, right to a monetary award.

What are the Legal Responsibilities of Property Owners?

All property owners must ensure that their premises are reasonably safe for passage and free of injury threats. New Jersey state law has statutes and regulations that establish codes of reasonable care for property. These rules apply to owners and managers of private and public properties, including government agencies and commercial entities that maintain our roads, walkways and parking lots.

Unfortunately, not all property owners uphold their legal obligation to provide safe premises. And that’s where we come in, as your advocate. We understand the life-altering impacts an injury caused by another’s negligence can have, and we fight hard in pursuit of the financial peace of mind you need to restore your life.

What are the Different Types of Premises Liability, Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

Commercial Ownership Slip and Fall Accidents: A slip-and-fall accident at a restaurant or department store may not be the result of your own fault; it may be due to unsafe conditions such as wet floors, broken steps, loose handrails, dim lighting or other hazards. In the winter, snow and ice that aren’t cleared can pose threats, as can a lack of warning of dangers like standing water. If you were injured as a result of a slip and fall at a commercial entity such as a restaurant or department store it is recommended that you speak to us so we can assist in determining who is to blame and whether you are entitled to monetary damages. Most large food chains have insurance adjusters and lawyers who will attempt to settle your claim quickly or deny liability in effort to escape blame.

Parking Lot Slip and Fall Accidents: Unsafe parking lots are a common source of slip-and-fall accidents. Factors in these accidents may include insufficient lighting, slippery surfaces or inadequate maintenance that leads to tripping hazards. Because parking lots are high-traffic areas, it’s especially important for property owners to ensure that they’re reasonably safe. It is imperative constant attention is paid to these areas because in all likelihood will be highly populated by individuals of the public. We are here to make certain that those responsible for these accidents do not escape blame.

Snow/Ice Removal Slip and Fall Accidents: There is no escaping snow and ice in throughout the winters in New Jersey. This does not relieve property owners and managers of the duty to ensure their premises are safe for members of the public.They have an obligation to provide reasonably safe premises, including clear thoroughfares and warning signs of unsafe conditions such as pools of melted snow or icy surfaces. Do not think that your fall is just happenstance of snow and ice. Let us evaluate your case and determine who is at fault if you are injured due to snow and ice.

Childhood Slip and Fall Accidents: Certainly falling down is a part of childhood, but children are not always responsible when they fall and injure themselves. Children are also particularly vulnerable to serious injuries in these types of accidents, which can lead to overwhelming medical expenses. Again, do not make the mistake of believing the unsteadiness of a child is to blame for the fall. Let your attorneys analyze the situation and the damages to ensure you are appropriately compensated on behalf of your child if he or she is the victim of a slip and fall accident.

Elderly Slip and Fall Accidents: Elderly individuals are especially at risk of severe injuries in slip-and-fall accidents. Many of these injuries may result in excessive medical expenses and the need for lengthy rehabilitation. It is imperative of those with loved ones in nursing homes or assisted-living centers to be aware of the possibility of slip-and-fall accidents, which can be the result of careless staff or negligent property owners in maintaining a safe environment.

How Foreman Law Helps Victims of Premises Liability, Slip-and-Fall Accidents

We start with a free consultation, which helps you understand the legal implications of your specific case. We understand that these incidents may be embarrassing to you, and are completely sensitive to the situation.

Once we’ve established that you have a case, we will be relentless in our pursuit of justice on your behalf. As you can see from this video, when you become a client of Foreman Law, it’s not just business – it’s personal. Click here to read testimonials of clients that have won cases that have resulted in life-changing outcomes for the victims.

Where do I Practice Personal Injury Law?

My office is based in Livingston, NJ. I serve all New Jersey Counties including Essex, Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Sussex, Warren, Union, Middlesex, Ocean, Monmouth and any other county I am needed.

In short, I won’t let geography stand in the way of helping you, and I’m more than ready to take your case! I’ll travel to where you need me. If you’d like to schedule a free appointment, click here, or call me now at (973)-315-3232