Imagine this: you’re out running errands one day when you enter a large department store. At the entrance to the store there is a large pool of water from the ice that has begun to melt outside. Without warning, you slip and fall and sustain serious injuries to your back, neck, and head. The store did not have any warning signs placed and did not have the proper floor mats leading into and out of the store. As a result, you spend weeks in the hospital with serious injuries. Who is to blame?
Sadly, this scenario is not uncommon. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that their customers are safe and this includes ensuring that various safety precautions have been taken in inclement weather. If they fail to do so – they can be found liable for the accident and for the injuries that their negligence has caused.
Dangerous Property Conditions
If you have fallen on another person’s property, you can file a slip and fall lawsuit. This type of lawsuit falls under the premises liability laws. If your lawyer can show that the property owner had a known dangerous condition on their property, then you may have cause to file a claim.
Some examples of known dangerous property conditions include:
- Wet or slippery floors
- Uneven sidewalks or walkways
- Defective handrails
- Torn or raised carpeting
- Inadequate warning signs
- Inadequate lighting in parking lots or stairwells
- Failure to remove snow and ice safely
Seeking Damages after a Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injury, especially to the elderly and to small children. Fractures, back injuries, and even traumatic brain injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering. When a property owner or manager’s negligence has led to your injury, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit.
Your attorney will be able to review your case and determine if the property owner’s negligence led to your accident and your injuries. If you are eligible to file a slip and fall lawsuit, then your attorney will seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (in cases that involve reckless disregard for safety)
Don’t Delay – Contact a New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in New Jersey, do not delay. Contact an experienced New Jersey slip and fall accident lawyer at Rosner Law Offices, P.C., P.C immediately to ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines for filing a claim. In the state of New Jersey, you only have 2 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. If you want to file a lawsuit after this time has passed, it is very likely that the court will dismiss your claim.
Don’t lose your ability to collect the compensation you desperately need – and deserve. Contact us at (856) 692-6500 or fill out our confidential contact form and someone will call you back immediately. Our office is conveniently located in Vineland, New Jersey and we are ready to help you through this difficult time. Call today!