Slip and Fall Accidents
New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers
Representing Injured Victims throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland
Slip and fall accidents happen every day. That they are commonplace does not mean that they are inconsequential, however. Slip and fall accidents result in millions of Americans seeking medical treatment in hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries that can range from minor to life-threatening.
If you or a loved one has suffered a slip and fall accident – either at work or in another person’s home – you may have a right to compensation if your injuries were caused by the negligence of a property owner. New Jersey personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore work tirelessly on behalf of clients who have slip and fall injuries in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. We have the experience you need to get you what you deserve.
New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers Know How to Handle Your Claim
Prevailing in a slip and fall case can depend upon a variety of factors. Floors, stairs and sidewalks can be slippery or uneven through no fault of a property owner. What’s more, certain obstructions — like drainage gates or manhole covers – are not necessarily to blame when they serve a useful function and were easily avoidable. Instead, an injured party must establish that a property owner created a dangerous surface, or that the property owner knew of the dangerous surface yet failed to remedy it, or that the property owner failed to be reasonably diligent in learning that the dangerous surface ever existed.
To that end, determining what is and is not “reasonable” can be pivotal when pursuing a premises liability claim. If you are considering a lawsuit, try to answer the following questions as objectively as possible:
- Was the area you were walking in adequately lit, or did you slip and fall because you unable to see your surroundings?
- Was the obstruction in your path placed there unnecessarily, or was it serving a real purpose?
- Was the obstruction or slippery surface an issue only momentarily, or did the property owner have sufficient time to eliminate the danger?
- Was any warning given that a passerby could slip and fall?
Combatting Claims of Comparative Negligence
Our New Jersey slip and fall lawyers will carefully review these questions and more as we build your case. In assessing liability, a judge will closely examine not only a defendant’s failure to maintain their property in a safe and responsible manner, but also whether you – the plaintiff – could have taken steps to avoid injury. Frequently raised by an insurer in response to a slip and fall claim, so-called “comparative negligence” is something injured parties should be prepared to defend against.
There are other ways to bolster your claim. Immediately seek medical attention after your slip and fall accident, and keep detailed records of each follow-up visit with a doctor or specialist. Such information is useful when establishing a formal request for damages; which can encompass past, present and future medical bills, incidental expenses, reimbursement for pain and suffering, lost wages and lost earning capacity. New Jersey slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore have a proven track record of success that leave their clients fully compensated for the trauma they have experienced.
New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore Know Your Rights in Slip and Fall Accidents
When you have suffered a slip and fall accident due to the action – or inaction – of a negligent property owner, it is time to consider legal action. New Jersey slip and fall lawyers at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore are dedicated to helping you win your case so that you can get back to the life you were living before. Contact us online, or call 1-800-CANT-WORK (1-800-226-8967) or 856-761-1222 to schedule your free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. Our offices are conveniently located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.