Snow & Ice Accident Injury Lawyers In New Jersey
We Take on Insurance Companies When You’ve Been Hurt
New Jersey sees plenty of snow and ice every winter. This kind of weather makes driving hazardous, but it also leads to an increase in slip and fall accidents that leave people seriously hurt. When commercial property owners fail to keep their property safe, the personal injury lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC hold them accountable. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.
Commercial property owners have a responsibility to keep outdoor parking lots and walkways clear from snow and ice to prevent harm to customers. This can include shoveling or plowing snow and putting salt on ice. This should be done as soon as possible, before people walk in those areas. Otherwise, the result can be a slip and fall accident that leaves someone hurt. ANSI and ASTM standards have specific requirements that establishments must adhere to.
There are many different types of injuries that people can suffer when they slip on snow or ice. These include broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, dislocated shoulders, ankle sprains and knee injuries. Seniors are far more vulnerable to serious injuries.
After a slip and fall accident, someone may need surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery can take weeks, months or even longer. Medical expenses can add up very quickly, but if a person has to miss work, there is less income coming in. Money can get tight during this time.
Our Attorneys Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the failure of a property or business owner to remove snow or ice, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering that compensation may be a difficult process. One reason is that owners usually don’t accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong.
Another reason is that insurance companies aren’t on your side. They care about profits and will try to pay you as little as they possibly can. They may argue that your injuries were pre-existing and had nothing to do with the fall. Insurance companies may even try to put some of the blame for the accident on you.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to fight back against the insurance companies. Our firm has been helping the injured in New Jersey since our founding in 1927. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to try to minimize your claim and we don’t tolerate them.
We begin by investigating your accident to find out what really happened. Our legal team gathers evidence, such as photographs taken soon after the accident. We identify and interview witnesses. In these cases, we may consult snow and ice remediation experts who can tell us if an owner took adequate and proper steps to keep the premises safe.
The Experience That Gets Results In Personal Injury Cases
Insurance companies often take a hard line at first – until they see that we have built a strong case and are ready to proceed. Then they agree to talk about a settlement. Any resolution of your case has to include compensation for your medical expenses, any lost wages, and other damages, such as pain and suffering.
Our attorneys know how to get results. We know the laws and how to put together solid cases. Attorney Thomas F. Shebell, III underwent a rigorous process to become Board-Certified by the state Supreme Court in the field of civil trial law. We work harder, because we think our clients deserve the best representation that we can give them.
If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident involving snow or ice, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, located in Shrewsbury and Newark.