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SLIP & FALL CASES
Owners and managers of businesses, private property, and public buildings and spaces in New Jersey have a legal responsibility to do everything reasonable to protect the public from permanent or hazardous conditions on their premises. A person who is injured because of a hazardous condition that was not protected from access may have a legitimate claim for seeking compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other financial damages resulting from the injury.
If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, the attorneys at Alonso & Navarrete may be able to assist you. Slip and fall accidents can be serious and can occur almost anywhere. The most common slip and fall accidents occur at supermarkets, shopping malls, in parking lots and on sidewalks. These slips, trips or falls may occur as a result of a wet floor, icy conditions, lack of appropriate handrail, defective stairs, uneven sidewalks, broken pavement, or even construction related debris.
Property owners in New Jersey have a responsibility to keep their premises free of obvious hazards and dangerous conditions. If you are on someone else’s property and injure yourself as a result of a dangerous condition, the landowner or business proprietor may be liable for your injuries. A simple fall on a cracked sidewalk, a slippery grocery store floor, an icy sidewalk, or an uneven stairwell, can result in serious injuries and create financial burdens.
The NJ landowner or business proprietor oftentimes claims that the injured person was negligent, resulting in the fall. If you are a New Jersey resident injured as a result of a fall, you should immediately contact an attorney to take steps that might increase your chances of recovering compensation. For example, many businesses in our state use security cameras to videotape the interior and exterior of their property. The surveillance video is usually available for a short period of time before it is recorded over. An attorney can secure a videotape of the property condition or even your fall before it gets erased.