Slips, trips, and falls happen all the time. Usually, they result in nothing more than a bruised knee and maybe a bruised ego. Sometimes however, a slip and fall can result in serious injury. When property owners and landlords fail to maintain a safe premises for visitors, and a visitor is injured in a slip and fall as a result, it is important to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence, and recover compensation for injuries sustained.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping the victims of slip and fall accidents throughout New Jersey. We are prepared to review the specifics of your case, determine who is liable for your injuries, and help you recover the compensation you need and deserve in a slip and fall case.
Call our office to discuss your unique needs, concerns, and situation with a Bloomfield slip and fall lawyer.
Do I Have a Slip and Fall Claim?
- Caused your injury by contributing to the danger of the surface (for example spilling something on the floor or carpet)
- Failed to identify a hazardous condition that they reasonably should have (for example not regularly inspecting the property and not replacing a missing manhole cover)
- Failed to take the necessary measures to restore the safety of their premises (for example not shoveling snow in a reasonable timeframe after a snowstorm)
- Failed to post appropriate warnings for visitors or passers-by (for example a sign warning of the slippery or wet conditions of the floor)
In addition to these grounds, a slip and fall injury victim must also have documented proof of their injuries. So not only is seeking medical attention following a slip and fall important to the success of your case, it is important to your health as well. Sometimes the full extent of your injuries may not be immediately apparent, for example traumatic brain injuries often take time to manifest.
For this reason it is extremely important that you seek medical attention following a slip and fall in order to ensure your long-term health is not at risk, and to help your Bloomfield attorney protect the strength of your claim.