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What To Do After a Slip and Fall on Private Property
If you slip and fall on an uneven city sidewalk or trip and fall over stacks of boxes in the aisle at a neighborhood store, you know that you can seek damages from the city government or the storeowner. If you are injured on private property in New Jersey, the same premise liability laws may still apply.
As a guest at a private residence, you expect that the homeowner has maintained the property to protect guests from harm. If you broke your leg when a rotted deck board gave out under you, the property owner may owe you for your medical bills. If you suffered a head injury when you fell on an icy driveway, you may be entitled to monetary damages for your losses. If a poorly lit walkway also featured a large ditch just to the side, the owner may be responsible for your injuries if you fell in the ditch.
Slip and fall, or trip and fall, incidents can cause many types of injuries including lacerations, broken bones and neck and head injuries. Relatively minor injuries, such as a sprained ankle, can heal quickly. In these instances, it is not likely you would make a claim for compensation.
However, some Princeton slip and fall accidents result in injuries with major consequences. Fractured bones can take months to heal and keep you away from work for extended periods. Severe lacerations can require surgery and lengthy healing times. Head and neck injuries can have lifelong effects on your ability to live normally. Head injuries can permanently alter cognition and personality and make you prone to future neurological diseases. Spinal cord injuries can leave you paralyzed.
Do I Have a Valid Claim in NJ?
To make a valid claim for compensation against a homeowner or other private property owner, some conditions apply. You must prove that you were an invited guest and that you were not trespassing. Even if you just stopped by where you know you are welcome, without an explicit invitation, you might not have grounds for a claim. You also must prove that you were acting reasonably and responsibly and that the property owner neglected an obvious hazard. To prove all of these conditions were met at the time of the incident, you need a highly skilled New Jersey slip and fall injury attorney.
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At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., we will pursue all avenues of compensation, including insurance carriers and homeowner assets. While it may seem harsh to seek financial restitution so aggressively, if you do not, you might find yourself trying to cover extremely high costs while trying to recover from an injury. Emergency and initial treatment costs are expensive as are ongoing care costs, out-of-pocket expenses and lost wages. You have already suffered a physical injury, and you deserve a dedicated New Jersey slip and fall lawyer who can fight for you. Call us today at (609) 240-0040 for a free case evaluation to discuss your best course of action.
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