New Jersey Attorney Gabriel Lependorf Obtains $265,000 Settlement in Slip and Fall Injury Case
The personal injury law firm of Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. recently settled a case involving a slip and fall accident on ice for $265,000. The accident had occurred in winter 2010.
Princeton, NJ - Gabriel Lependorf and the legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. are proud to announce that justice was recently obtained for the victim of a New Jersey slip and fall accident. The accident occurred in winter 2010 as the plaintiff was walking the steps leading up to a bank. The ice on the steps caused her to slip and twist her knee. Though she had knee problems prior to this incident, the accident made these problems worse. She received a lot of physical therapy but ultimately required knee surgery. The case settled for $265,000.
Issue of Premises Liability
Under circumstances such as the above case, it is the property owner’s or manager’s responsibility to ensure that the premises is safe for visitors. This does not mean there can never be anything wrong or broken, but that all appropriate steps are taken to ensure visitor safety, such as cordoning off a hazardous condition or placing signage for a hard-to-spot safety issue.
In terms of ice accumulation, a commercial property owner is required to remove or warn of any hazardous natural accumulation of ice or snow. This is assuming that the owner was or should have been aware of the condition, but, nonetheless, if a person slips and falls as the result of (natural) ice or snow accumulation on a commercial property, such as a bank or other business, the victim may have cause for legal action against the property owner.
There are many other potential causes of slip and fall accidents on commercial property that may warrant a premises liability claim for compensation.
Protecting the Rights and Wellbeing of Clients
At Lependorf & Silverstein, attorneys Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein have committed their practice to upholding the rights and safeguarding the futures of New Jersey residents who have been harmed by negligence. With tenacious legal representation, victims of personal injury and their families may obtain justice and the compensation they need to ensure optimal recovery.
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