Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury claims. Property owners in New Jersey are under a duty to exercise reasonable care to make their property safe for others. When a responsible person fails to remove or warn of a dangerous condition on a property, resulting in a fall with injuries, experienced New Jersey slip and fall accident attorneys can help you get the compensation owed to you.
New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
There are several dangerous conditions that can exist on the property that could serious injuries to visitors or customers. Typical slip and fall or fall down accidents involve ice and snow in the winter and heavy rainfall all year.
Sidewalk defects, parking lot potholes or cracked curbs can be hazardous for pedestrians. Wet floors from spilled beverages in restaurants, bars, and supermarkets represent an accident in waiting. Debris from construction in a house, apartment building or office building could lead to a slip and fall by a customer, vendor or other visitors.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A SLIP AND FALL
What Should You Do If You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident?
You should immediately report your accident to the property owner. If the first notice to the property owner of your accident is a letter from you or your attorney one month after the accident, your claim might not be believed by the property owner or his insurance carrier.
Most people have cameras on their cell phones. Take pictures of the dangerous condition that caused your fall.
If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. You may need them to back up your claim.
If you were injured, either go to an emergency room or see a doctor as soon as you can. Be sure to describe all your injuries to the doctor. Remember, some injuries may not cause symptoms for several days. Alternatively, what seems to be a minor injury can develop into a more serious one.
Contact an experienced New Jersey slip and fall attorney. There could be issues with ownership of the property, who created the dangerous condition, whether the owner had notice of the condition, etc. These and other issues will have to be reviewed and considered by your attorney.
New Jersey Slip and Fall Attorneys Get Results for Their Injured Clients
Below are some recent cases in which Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin, P.C., slip and fall lawyers successfully handled slip and fall cases for their injured clients:
- January 23, 2020 – $750,000 settlement for a slip and fall accident
- February 7, 2019 – $180,000 settlement for a slip and fall
If you have been injured in a slip and fall or falldown accident on another’s property, you may be entitled to damages for bodily injury, pain and suffering, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, mental distress and unpaid medical bills.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin, P.C., at 908-490-044 or contact us online for a free consultation with experienced New Jersey slip and fall accident attorneys. There is no attorneys’ fee charged to you unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery on your behalf.