Slips, Trips And Falls Attorneys in New Jersey
Our Lawyers Help The Injured
According to the Centers for Disease Control, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits (21.3%). Data collected by the Center in 2013 alone showed that roughly 2.5 million older Americans are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries. That same study showed that more than 15,000 people over the age of 65 died as a result of falls, over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of fall injuries, and most are due to head injuries or broken hips.
There are many different potential causes that can make someone to slip, trip, misstep, and fall. If you suffered a slip and fall injury, we will examine the facts of your case to determine whether there is a legitimate claim against the property owner, maintenance company, snow removal company, or property management company to attempt to compensate you for your injuries. In many instances, we will retain the services of a licensed professional engineer to determine whether the company complied with applicable safety standards, such as ANSI, ASTM, or the ADA regulations. If you are one of the many injured in a slip and fall resulting from someone’s negligence, you are not alone. Contact Shebell & Shebell, LLC to discuss your legal matter.
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Slip, trip, and misstep hazards can occur virtually anywhere people walk, pass, or travel. Places such as malls, supermarkets, or department stores may have slippery floors. Restaurants, ranging from fast food to fine-dining establishments, may not maintain their property by failing to provide adequate lighting, allowing a slip or trip hazard to go undetected. Apartment complexes, condominium association complexes, or underground garages may not be lit properly, may not repair holes or trip hazards, or fail to warn people of potential hazards.
Premises Liability And Slip And Falls
Property owners, management companies, and landlords are required to inspect and maintain their property and keep it free from dangers or hazards. Failure to do so can result in liability if an injury occurs. A defective condition that causes someone to slip, trip, misstep, and fall can lead to liability on the part of the property owner. Despite well-established codes and standards that spell out the rules that are meant to keep us safe, some property or business owners cut corners to try to save themselves money. This mentality puts all of us at risk of injury. Premises liability is an important part of injury law. If you can prove that the responsible party knew or should have reasonably known about a hazard and did nothing to correct the issue, it is important to fight for fair compensation.
Common examples of premises liability that we see are listed below. If you have been injured as a result of a dangerous or defective condition of a property, please contact us for a free consultation.
- Cracked sidewalks
- Uneven pavement
- Slippery or wet floors
- Broken or missing stairs
- Missing handrails
- Dangerous stairwells
- Failure to clear snow or ice
- Inadequate or dim lighting
- Construction site accidents
- Falling objects
- Swimming pool accidents
- Failure to warn of hazardous or dangerous conditions
- Failure to correct hazardous or dangerous conditions
- Tenant slip, trip and fall injuries caused by landlord neglect
If a slip, trip, misstep and fall injury occurs in your workplace, a workers’ compensation claim may also be filed. A worker may also be able to file a claim for damages against other parties whose carelessness or neglect may have caused the injury.