New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer
Premises liability cases usually involve “slip and fall” or “trip and fall” accidents. Slip and fall accident cases are complex and it is important that anyone injured in this manner consult a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer. The first question when examining a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer usually asks about is the location of the accident. The reason why this is important is because it is much easier to prove a negligence against a commercial landowner than it is to prove against a residential landowner in New Jersey. Anyone examining a court docket could immediately determine that many cases are against commercial entities such as:
• Big-box stores
• Home improvement stores
• Grocery stores
• Apartment complexes
• Business complexes
New Jersey premises liability law requires big-box stores, home improvement stores, grocery stores, apartment complexes, business complexes and other commercial landowners to repair or to prevent conditions that could result in someone being hurt. This includes the sidewalks surrounding the property. Failure to do so may result in the commercial landowner being held liable for injuries.
In order to prove that a commercial entity is negligent, an injured victim generally must prove that there was a dangerous or hazardous condition on the premises and that the commercial landowner had knowledge of it. This is typically done with the help of an expert. Experts are permitted to give opinions when testifying in court.
Causes of Slip & Fall Accidents
• Snow and ice accidents
• Re-freezing incidents
• Debris such as wet leaves and garbage
• Indoor paint on an outdoor surface
• Non-slip resistant flooring
• No railing
• Improper lighting
The Sloan Law Firm handles slip and fall accidents in Union County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Morris County, Bergen County, Somerset County and throughout New Jersey. On behalf of the client, the firm will seek, where appropriate, to recover compensation for pain and suffering, outstanding medical bills and lost wages. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and would like to discuss your case for free, call the Sloan Law Firm at: (908) 358-2938.
The firm serves clients in Cranford, Westfield, Elizabeth, Toms River, Belleville, New Brunswick, Scotch Plains, Plainfield, Old Bridge, Edison, Jersey City, Woodbridge, Keyport, Bloomfield, Lyndhurst, Perth Amboy, Passaic, Brick, Wayne, Lakewood, Irvington, Morristown, East Orange, Freehold, Paterson, Newark, Clifton, Bergen County, Union County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Somerset County, Morris County and throughout New Jersey.