New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Some of the most common personal injury accidents, slip and falls can take a multitude of forms and cause a wide range of lasting injuries. A broad legal term, slip and fall accidents are those personal injury accidents that occur when someone gets injured after falling or slipping on some type of dangerous condition. Of course people can fall without any dangerous condition present (not paying attention, general clumsiness, etc.) but when the fall is at least partly the result of something that should have been fixed, you likely have a civil personal injury case to collect financial damages for your injuries, and more. Interested in learning more about whether you have a slip and fall lawsuit worth pursuing? Schedule your free consultation with Sarofiem & Antoun LLC today to get your questions answered and learn more about how we can help.
Common Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents can happen inside or outside a building on both public and private property. Some of the most common slip and fall scenarios include:
- Unsafe floor conditions: the floor you are walking on to do things like grocery shop or mail a letter is often the cause of a fall when it is in a permanent or temporary unsafe condition. This includes wet floors from a spill, overly waxed floors or uneven flooring. General maintenance issues with floors can also lead to an unsafe floor condition that causes a major fall.
- Inherently dangerous condition: uneven stairs and broken rails are just a couple examples of very common dangerous conditions that private and public building owners can be held financially responsible for allowing to exist on their property. For instance, the local supermarket parking lot may be full of dangerous potholes that they know about but never fix that causes someone to seriously fall and get injured.
- Poor lighting: When you can’t see where you are going very well, slip and falls are bound to happen. Falls related to poor lighting are very common outside in places like public parking lots.
Broken bones, internal bruising, sprains, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are just some of the types of injuries victims of slip and fall accidents often have to deal with. Not only can these injuries be life-changing for some, they can also be very expensive to deal with and this is not something that you should have to pay out of pocket for.
Who’s Responsible for Slip and Fall Accidents?
When you are considering a slip and all lawsuit, you might be wondering who you would be trying to hold liable for your injuries. The answer is usually simple—whomever the property owner is. So, if you fell at your local Walmart, then we would be filing a premises liability lawsuit against them. Alternatively, if you fell while at a friend’s house, we would be filing a lawsuit against their homeowners’ insurance for your injuries.
When you have a major slip and fall accident, you can get compensated for much more than just your injuries. For many, high medical bills are just the beginning and they also have missed weeks of work, disability needs and ongoing rehab. The types of personal injury cases can be worth a lot of money depending on the nature of the accident, the scope of your injuries and who the defendant is but you need to act quickly as evidence in these cases is best fresh and the responsible party may try to cover up the condition that caused your accident.
New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you are wondering or know you have a slip and fall case, get in touch with the talented team of lawyers at Sarofiem & Antoun LLC today to learn more about your legal options. As highly experienced slip and fall accident lawyers, we know how to make the strongest case possible for you—including using experts to reconstruct your accident. We are ready to get started when you are—get in touch with us via phone or text 24/7 at (201) 792-3333 today. We take all our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis meaning we don’t get paid until we get you paid!