New Jersey Restaurant Slip and Fall Lawyers
Compensation After an Accident at a Restaurant Due to Dangerous Conditions
If you have suffered an injury at a restaurant, fast food joint or other dining establishment in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills along with other damages. However, dealing with the claims process is no easy matter. You should get in touch with the experienced NJ fall injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. for immediate assistance. We have what it takes to get you the means for recovery.
For more than 20 years, our law firm has provided quality legal services in central New Jersey. We prioritize our clients' goals and fight to maximize their settlement awards. As our client, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. And if we are not able to pull through for you and get you coverage, you won't owe us a cent. For more information, call our NJ restaurant slip and fall accident attorneys at (609) 240-0040.
Hazardous Slip and Fall Conditions at NJ Restaurants
During meal hours, restaurants can get pretty hectic, with drinks, food and people circulating the premises. Management and staff should be trained to monitor the safety of the premises and address any of the following common hazards as they come up:
- Spilled drinks and food debris
- Poor lighting conditions
- Torn carpet
- Changes in flooring
- Rain or snow that gets trudged inside
A restaurant slip and fall accident victim should immediately receive medical attention and, if able, report the incident to the restaurant's management. S/he also should document everything s/he can about the incident – photos, written accounts, videos, etc. This will contribute towards a stronger claim down the line.
Proving Liability in a Restaurant Slip and Fall Case
In order to establish liability on the part of the business/property owner in a restaurant slip and fall accident case, you must be able to show that:
- The owner either created or knew of the hazard;
- The hazard was not addressed for an unreasonable amount of time; and
- The hazard directly contributed to your injury incident.
For example, a customer spills a drink in a restaurant. Employees and management notice the incident but don't take any action to address it because they are busy. They don't even put up a warning sign. Eventually, another customer slips on the wet floor and hurts his back. He is entitled to pursue compensation from the restaurant owner for his back injury.
Protecting Your Rights in New Jersey
The highly qualified NJ restaurant slip & fall accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. consists of advocates who truly care for their clients' well-being. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your injury claim, feel free to contact our office to speak with one of our associates.
Restaurant Slip and Fall Case Settlement
Gross Settlement: $1,500,000.00
On January 27, 2014, we were able to negotiate a 1.5 million dollar settlement for our client, a 77-year old Somerset County resident who had suffered a serious neck injury in a New Jersey restaurant slip and fall accident. For more details, click here.
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