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?
As the name suggests, a slip and fall claim involves an instance of slipping or tripping, often due to wet or slick surfaces, or uneven ground. In order to have the grounds necessary to pursue a New Jersey slip and fall claim however, you and your slip and fall attorney must be able to prove that your slip and fall injury was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party.
Grounds for a New Jersey slip and fall injury suit include property owners or landlords who:
- 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.
Common Locations for Slip and Fall Injuries
While a slip and fall can happen anywhere, there are certain public locations where they happen more frequently. Premises owners are obligated under premises liability laws to ensure the safety of the people operating and visiting their properties. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries, and expose the owner to slip and fall liability claims.
Some of the most common locations for slip and fall injuries in New Jersey include:
- Grocery stores and supermarkets
- Shopping malls and commercial centers
- Parking lots and garages
- Restaurants and bars
- Hotels, resorts, and casinos
- Swimming pools
- Apartment buildings
Owners and managers of these properties all have an obligation to maintain a safe environment, and when they fail to do so, they can be held accountable with the help of a Bloomfield slip and fall attorney. While no amount of money can change the past, in the event of a serious injury, financial compensation can help protect you and your family’s future moving forward.
Let a Bloomfield Slip and Fall Attorney Help
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients throughout New Jersey recover compensation.
Our personal injury team is lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are ready to put our experience, legal knowledge, and skills to work for you today.
Call our firm to speak with a Bloomfield slip and fall lawyer as soon as you can.