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Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Attorneys in Freehold and Shrewsbury

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A slip and fall accident can leave you with serious and permanent injuries. These types of accidents are often preventable, but too many property and business owners fail to keep their premises safe. You deserve financial compensation for what happened to you, but the process can be complicated. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Shebell & Shebell, LLC can help.

These types of accidents can happen at big-box stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, amusement parks, parking lots or sidewalks and walkways. Owners have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to keep their premises safe for visitors. When they fail to meet this responsibility, people can be hurt in an accident.

A slip and fall accident can happen due to:

  • Wet floors
  • Cracked pavement
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Damaged carpeting
  • Loose floorboards
  • Poor lighting
  • Broken stairs
  • A lack of handrails

When there’s a slip and fall accident, people can be seriously hurt. They can suffer broken bones or injuries to their head, back or neck. They may need surgical procedures, medication and physical therapy. Recovery can take weeks, months or an entire lifetime. Some people are left with a permanent disability.

Should I sue for slip and fall?

Whenever someone slips or trips and falls due to a hazard, the property owner or business owner can be held liable for injuries. Victims of injury have the right to bring a premises liability claim and recover compensation from the person, business or government entity that owns or manages the property where the accident occurred.

How do slip and fall cases work in New Jersey?

If a person was hurt in a slip and fall accident, they have the right to file a lawsuit to recover money to compensate for injuries and any other damages the victim may have suffered. This compensation can cover doctor’s expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of the ability to do one’s normal activities.

How much should I settle for a slip and fall?

There is no straightforward answer on what an average slip and fall settlement may be worth, because it depends on many factors. Recovery from injuries can take weeks, months or an entire lifetime.  A victim suffering an injury may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and other forms of treatment.  A person may miss work because of injuries, resulting in a loss of income. Every person’s body and life is different, and every individual suffers a different kind of impact from an injury.

Are slip and fall cases hard to win?

If a person is hurt in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of a property or business owner, they deserve financial compensation for injuries. Recovering compensation can be a complicated process. Property owners typically deny responsibility for the accident, and don’t admit to doing anything wrong.

Insurance companies are supposed to help when a person is hurt in an accident, but they are mostly concerned with protecting their profits. They will try to pay as little as possible, or nothing at all. They may argue that injuries were pre-existing or that the victim was to blame for causing the accident.

Our Attorneys Fight For Your Rights

If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of a property or business owner, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. Recovering compensation can be a complicated process. Owners typically deny responsibility for the accident, and don’t admit to doing anything wrong.

Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt in an accident, but they are mostly concerned with protecting their profits. They will try to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all. They may argue that your injuries were pre-existing or that you were to blame for causing the accident.

Our firm has been helping the injured recover the financial compensation they deserve since our founding in 1927. We know the obstacles people who are injured face. We know how insurance companies try to limit compensation. Our attorneys take on the insurance companies and build strong cases that they can’t ignore.

We start by investigating your accident to find out what really happened. Our legal team gathers evidence. We carefully review documentation, such as police reports and medical records. We identify witnesses and interview them. If needed, we consult experts who can help us understand how negligence led to the accident.

Call The Law Firm That Knows How To Get Results

When insurance companies see that we have built a strong case, they usually agree to start talking about a settlement. We’re only interested in a settlement that meets your needs. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury. It includes any lost wages and compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.

Attorney Thomas F. Shebell, III is Board-Certified by the state Supreme Court in civil trial law. Only 2 percent of attorneys in the state have earned this certification. It’s a difficult process that requires experience, peer references and rigorous testing but we work harder for our clients in order to serve them better.

If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, contact us to learn more about how we can help. We offer a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We’ll review the details of your case, explain your options and answer any questions that you have. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Freehold.

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