Slip, Trip, & Fall Injury Lawyers
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore only handle Workers’ Compensation cases in PA, NJ, & MD.
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.
Our Lawyers Know How to Handle Your Claim
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 were 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?
Combating Claims of Comparative Negligence
Our 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.
The 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.