Middlesex County Slip and Fall Attorneys
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As home to cities like New Brunswick and part of the New York Metropolitan Area, Middlesex County, New Jersey has no shortage of buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, patios, and other areas in which a serious slip and fall accident can cause painful and debilitating injuries. Property owners have a duty to keep premises reasonably safe for those who visit them, which includes fixing dangers when possible and warning visitors about dangers that can't be fixed or that are under construction.
Premises liability law, which covers slip and fall injuries, can be complicated. That's why it's key to choose a Middlesex County slip and fall attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. with experience protecting the rights of injured persons.
What Are Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?
Many different types of hazards can cause a slip and fall. They include:
- ice, snow, water, or spilled substances on walkways;
- broken stairs, stair treads, pavement, or floor tiles;
- torn or loose carpets or rugs;
- unguarded holes in floors or gaps in stairways;
- uneven walkways; and
- poorly lit or dark walkways.
Despite the name, a "slip and fall" accident doesn't always have to include a "slip." Stumbling due to uneven walkways, tripping on a broken staircase or torn carpet, or losing your footing due to an unexpected hole or depression in the ground can all cause a fall. People injured in any of these ways have the right to seek compensation under New Jersey law.
Serious Injuries & Damages
Although slip and fall accidents are sometimes treated as a joke - think of the "slip on a banana peel" gag that is so popular in children's cartoons - there's nothing funny about the serious injuries that can result from a slip and fall. A person who hits his or her head or spine can suffer a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, which can cause lifelong problems ranging from severe pain to difficulty remembering or communicating or even paralysis.
Broken bones can cause a great deal of pain and require weeks or even months to heal properly. Severe bone fractures often require surgery to correct. A fall can also cause lacerations or severe contusions that may cause scarring or other problems. Compensation for slip and fall accidents typically includes compensation for medical costs needed to treat the resulting injury, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering a slip and fall can cause.
Middlesex County Slip and Fall Lawyers Holding Negligent Parties Responsible
To receive compensation for a slip and fall, an injured person has to show that the premises owner was negligent in failing either to fix the problem or to warn people about it. Often, a slip and fall case depends on the idea of "notice," or whether the premises owner knew or reasonably should have known about the dangerous condition that caused the slip and fall.
Since slip and fall cases can be complex, your best protection is to choose a Middlesex County personal injury lawyer with experience representing the rights of those who have been harmed in slip and fall accidents. At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our skilled attorneys have helped many injured residents secure the compensation they need. Contact us at (609) 240-0040 today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
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