Mercer County Slip and Fall Attorneys
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Mercer County is "The Capital County" of New Jersey and, as the Capital County, Mercer has it all: shopping centers, golf courses, universities, colleges, historical sites like Bainbridge House, and a variety of retail shops, restaurants and business centers. It provides its 366,000 people with all the amenities they need. But it is not enough that there are grocery stores, shopping centers and the like; these places must also be safe for visitors. Unfortunately, property managers, owners, and/or maintenance crews often do not fulfill their responsibilities to ensure a safe environment for visitors, increasing the risk that they should suffer a slip and fall injury accident.
If you've suffered an injury accident on someone else's property due to their negligence in maintaining or repairing that property, the experienced Mercer County slip and fall lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. can help you obtain justice and the financial support you need to put your life back together. Slip and Fall accident law can be complicated, and so it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side who can gather the appropriate evidence on your behalf. To find out more about how we can help, call us at (609) 240-0040 for a consultation.
In order to have a valid premises liability claim and obtain compensation in New Jersey, it must be proven that the property owner, manager, or maintenance crew was negligent in their repair of hazardous conditions or overall maintenance of the property. The following examples are common conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident or other injury accident:
- Wet floors
- Dirty floors
- Icy or otherwise slippery walking surfaces
- Uneven floor surfaces
- Exposure to toxic materials
- Insufficient lighting
- Lack of supervision
- Inadequate security
- Broken stairs or handrails
- Lack of handrails
- Lack of warning signage
It is not just the existence of these conditions that gives you a valid claim, however. Before you decide whether or not you'd like to take legal action against a property owner or manager, ask yourself these questions:
- Could you have avoided the hazardous condition by exercising reasonable care and attention?
- Did the property owner attempt to reasonably warn visitors of a hazardous condition?
- Did the property owner repair the hazardous condition in a timely manner?
- Were you on the property legally/with permission?
If you could have avoided the condition by paying attention normally, you likely do not have a valid claim. For example, if there was a large pile of debris on the floor, paying a normal amount of attention would tell you to walk around it. If you walk right into it, slip, and then fall, the accident may be considered your fault.
It is a combination of factors that gives you a valid premises liability claim. If you couldn't have avoided the hazard, the property owner did not reasonably warn visitors of the hazard, you were on the property legally, and the property owner failed to resolve the condition, then you may have a valid claim for compensation.
When you enter a property, you trust that it is safe. If you suffer an injury accident because of a dangerous condition that could have been prevented by the property owner, you may have cause for legal action. The experienced Mercer County personal injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have been committed to the protecting the rights of New Jersey personal injury victims since the firm was founded in 2000, and can help you obtain the money you need to get the medical care and financial support you deserve during your recovery. To speak to one of our lawyers about your potential claim, call us at (609) 240-0040 for a free consultation.
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