Property owners generally have the responsibility to maintain their premises in a safe condition for employees, customers, and visitors. This includes being aware of and adequately warning visitors of potentially harmful hazards whenever they are present in order to prevent slip and fall accidents. While most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and office buildings, they can also occur on private property.
Several factors can contribute to slip and fall accidents, including slippery floors; standing water, ice, or snow; uneven or damaged walkways or poor maintenance; inadequate security, including lights and surveillance that results in an assault by a third party; unsafe construction sites, especially concerning non-workers; unattended or unsafe pools that cause drowning; and unsecured objects falling from shelves at a store.
Slip and fall accidents can often have very serious repercussions. Even in minor cases serious bruising, sprains, strains and other painful injuries can result from a slip and fall. In more serious cases, many have suffered catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal injuries resulting in paralysis. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are the number one cause of injury in seniors over the age of 65.
When you find yourself the victim of a slip and fall accident, hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to protect your rights is your best recourse. Wolf Law has represented clients who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents in New Jersey for over 35 years. We know that the key to winning a slip and fall claim is to prove negligence on the owner’s part. We will fight for your rights in and out of court to ensure you get the money you need to cover lost wages, medical bills, prescription costs, and to make sure you receive money damages for your pain and suffering.
If you have been seriously injured as the result of a slip and fall accident in New Jersey, we can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. Contact us today by calling (732) 741-4448 to schedule your free consultation.