New Jersey Slip And Fall Lawyers
We don’t get paid until you do
Slip and fall accidents can occur without any warning. While these falls can be just embarrassing, they can often result in very serious injuries. You may have the right to recover compensation from the various parties that either own or control the property if those parties were negligent. There are many causes for slip and fall accidents including slippery surfaces, bad lighting, poorly designed or maintained floors or steps, and failure to safely remove snow and ice. Businesses, home owners, and other property owners have a duty to ensure that all walkways and other common areas are in a safe condition.
Their negligence in failing to fix hazardous conditions can result in innocent people suffering serious injuries. The sad part is most of these slip and fall accidents are preventable, unfortunately these property owners often fail to live up to their duty to provide a safe premises.
If you have suffered a slip and fall and have been injured as the result of a property owner’s negligence, we will help you get the compensation that you deserve. We have decades of experience in fighting for injured victim’s rights and holding negligent property owners accountable. Fill out our Free Consultation form or contact our office so that we can provide you with the help that you need and get you the justice that you deserve.
Can I Sue If I Slip And Fall?
If a property owner allows an unsafe condition to exist on their property and you are injured as a result of that unsafe condition, you likely are able to sue for injuries as a result of that slip and fall. A lot of different conditions factor into determining if you will be able to sue for compensation, such as the type of property, the type of dangerous condition, as well as your status on the property. For instance, a trespasser on a property may not have the same rights as a customer on a business’s property.
A thorough investigation by our office will find out these crucial facts and be able to educate and inform you as to all available legal remedies. One thing is clear, if a property owner or manager has breached their duty of care to you and you have suffered injuries as a result, we will aggressively pursue righteous compensation on your behalf.
What To Do If You’ve Been In A Slip And Fall Accident?
Immediately after a slip and fall accident, it is likely you are dealing with both pain from the fall as well as any embarrassment that may come with that fall. However, acting quickly after a slip and fall can help ensure that your receive proper compensation. The following tips can be helpful in dealing with a slip and fall accident.
Call Our Office. It is important that you talk with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. At McKenna Law, we will perform a thorough investigation and secure all relevant evidence that will be needed in the pursuit of justice, evidence that you might not even think to look for. If there is a delay, there is a potential that evidence will be lost or dangerous conditions will be fixed by the property owners and this could potentially hurt your case going forward.
Report The Accident. It is very important that you report the accident to the property owner or manager as soon as possible. If possible, make sure that you speak with a manager or supervisor to ensure that your accident has been recorded. If a manager or other individual fills out a report, demand that you receive a copy before you leave the property, or take a picture of their report with your cell phone. Also, be mindful of what you say in the report as insurance companies will try to use what you say against you.
Document the Dangerous Condition. Pictures are worth a thousand words and that could not be more true when it comes to slip and fall accidents. With modern phones, it has never been easier to take photos so make sure you take photographs of what caused you to fall, and take a lot of pictures! It is also a good idea to write down everything that you can remember about how you fell and what caused you to fall. It may come in handy later down the line and it is better to record these details while they are still fresh in your memory.
Seek Medical Treatment. Do not delay receiving medical treatment for your injuries and always make sure to do so quickly. What you think might just be a minor injury may turn out to be a severe injury requiring immediate attention. Having your injuries properly documented can also be crucial to helping you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Should I Get A Lawyer For A Slip And Fall?
The short answer is, absolutely. Slip and fall accidents can be exceedingly complex cases that involve multiple different parties and also usually require testimony of forensic engineers. At McKenna Law, we will perform a thorough investigation to determine who is at fault and secure all necessary evidence that will be needed to pursue compensation for your injuries. From obtaining surveillance video, to having a personal investigator obtain recorded statements from witnesses, the initial evidence collection will often be a major factor in the success of your case. We also have a large network of experts from bio-mechanical engineers, accident reconstruction experts, and other forensic engineers, that we can call upon to help support your case.
Slip and Fall Accidents In New Jersey
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, McKenna Law has the experience, resources and ability to help you understand your options and to help guide you through the process. We will aggressively fight to make sure you are compensated for your losses. The statute of limitations only allows for you to file a claim within a limited period of time, so do not wait to contact our office for your free case evaluation.