Lawyers for Victims of Slip and Fall accidents in New Jersey.
No one plans to be injured, especially not in slip and fall accidents. It happens without warning. While it is important to remain aware of your surroundings, it’s often difficult to prepare for a slip, trip, or fall. It could be due to cracked flooring, slippery walkways, icy sidewalks – whatever it is – how do you even prepare for that?
When it does happen, it may be necessary to seek legal representation to cover expenses arising from your injuries – specifically if they occur as a result of unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.
Slip and Fall accidents can happen anywhere.
And property owners are responsible for it, whether you get injured on business property, government property, public property or personal property, someone is responsible for keeping pathways and public spaces safe.
What exactly qualifies as a Slip and Fall accident?
An accident is considered a slip and fall when a property owner – or an employee of the property owner – causes a dangerous condition – this can be something as simple as leaving an object or obstacle in a walking path – and it is reasonable to anticipate a person tripping, slipping or falling as a result of the condition.
How is a slip (or trip) different than a fall? Don’t you fall as a result of both?
Not necessarily. Consider this:
A pedestrian walks along an icy sidewalk and slips on black ice. The person reaches for a surrounding object to stabilize himself and breaks his arm on a mailbox. He has successfully avoided a fall but now has a broken arm as a result. Had the property owner taken appropriate proactive measures – and salted the sidewalk beforehand – the pedestrian would have not slipped on black ice, causing him to brace himself and break his arm.
Get the point? Slip and fall accidents aren’t always cut and dry. For this reason, you must seek legal advice following an accident that leaves you injured.
What to do after a slip and fall accident?
Immediately after an accident, there are a few important steps you should take:
- Call for help. You may be more injured than you think. And you may need witnesses. Don’t be afraid to call the police or emergency medical services. You may need them more than you know.
- Get photos of the hazardous condition that resulted in your accident. Witnesses can help with this if you’re incapacitated.
- Seek medical assistance. You’ll need medical records and photos of your injuries to substantiate your injury claims.
- Contact a personal injury attorney. We’re trained to handle these types of cases.
Hurt in a slip and fall accident? Talk to us for free.
Remember that we’re here for moments like this. After an injury, get legal advice. Let us offer you a free consultation. We’ll examine your case, discuss your injuries, and make a plan to get you compensated for your injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can do real damage to your quality of life. If you’re injured on another’s property – business, government, public, or personal – give us a chance to make it right.
Call (877) 721-7201 and connect with us today.