New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers
When we visit stores, restaurants and other places open to the public, we expect areas where we are invited to walk to be free from slippery surfaces and other potential hazards. Unfortunately, some property owners and managers, and tenants neglect to ensure that the general public is protected from these hazards. New Jersey law mandates that businesses and others have the legal duty to make sure the property they open to the public is reasonably safe. When they fail in that duty, and it results in injury, you have the right to hold them responsible by bringing a slip and fall lawsuit.
Slip and fall accidents can have many causes, including:
- Slippery or wet floors
- Icy stairs or sidewalks
- Uneven walkways including carpeted areas indoors
- Cracks or holes in walkways
- Construction-related debris
- Lack of a handrail on stairs, second stories or platforms
- Inadequate warning of a hazard
Any business or individual whose property is open to the public can be liable for a slip or trip & fall, including private homeowners and many government agencies. If the property’s owner knew or should have known there was a danger and failed to remedy the hazard within a reasonable amount of time, they are legally responsible for any injury resulting from that hazard.
"Slips" or "trips" may sound like minor accidents, but they can actually be quite serious and can cause broken bones, head injuries or spinal damage. In addition to causing serious physical injuries, these incidents can also be very expensive. Medical bills can quickly mount, and an injury that takes you out of work for months can result in significant lost wages. A New Jersey trip and fall accident lawsuit can help you recover those costs, as well as compensation for your injuries and other losses.
Blume Goldfaden has extensive experience with the complex legal and medical issues surrounding a New Jersey slip and fall accident. Founded in Newark in 1929, our firm has decades of experience helping injured New Jersey residents to obtain compensation for serious injuries. In the past 5 years alone, we’ve obtained more than $320 million for our clients. All of our lawyers are accomplished professionals with substantial legal and medical experience, and almost all have been Certified as Civil Trial Attorneys by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. And we have 20 attorneys in four locations throughout the state.
If you’re considering a New Jersey slip and fall lawsuit, contact a skilled NJ premises liability attorney Blume Goldfaden for a free evaluation of your case.