Injured on Someone Else's Property?
The severity of an injury suffered in a fall can be extensive, including fractures, head injuries, spinal cord trauma, back injuries, and neck injuries. Recovering from a serious fall can take many months and leave a person with lifelong health issues and exorbitant medical bills. If you were injured in a fall on private, commercial, government or public property, contact a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer to find out if about pursuing personal injury compensation. Under state laws, a property owner has a legal duty to properly maintain their building and grounds. If that duty is breached due to negligence and it results in an accident, the owner, operator or manager could be held liable for damages.
This includes slips and falls caused by:
- Inadequate lighting
- Sidewalk cracks and potholes
- Walkway obstructions
- Wet floors
Most property owners carry liability insurance to cover accident-related injuries. We can determine the merits of your case and compile the documentation that will be needed for your claim. Representation by a qualified lawyer in a slip and fall case will prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you and offering an inadequate settlement. Our firm has extensive experience and case results, including many in six figures. Our lead attorney has served at many trials and has the courtroom talent that is necessary when fighting for the maximum possible compensation. For this reason, you should not hesitate to bring your case to the attention of our firm if you believe that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. In doing so, we will be able to advise you on how to proceed.
Determining Liability After a Serious Slip & Fall
If you have suffered a serious injury on another person's property, you may be wondering how you will be able to prove that the owner's negligent actions are responsible for your involvement in a slip and fall accident. Premises liability cases can prove to be tricky, as the evidence is often cleaned up and/or fixed immediately after the incident has occurred. Similarly, it is up the victim to show that the property owner was aware, or should have been aware, that a hazardous condition existed and that they had failed to remedy it in a timely manner. For this reason, it is important to take a few necessary steps in the wake of a slip and fall. First and foremost, you must document any evidence.
We recommend that you take the following steps:
- Start by taking pictures of the scene of the accident, even if you must do so with your cell phone, as this could prove to be invaluable to your case later on.
- Next, you should speak to anyone that has witnessed the accident and gather their contact information. By taking the time to do so, you will only have a better chance of recovering the compensation that you deserve.
- Finally, you should review the facts of your case with an attorney to better understand your legal options. Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have grounds to pursue a lawsuit, you owe it to yourself to find out. Suffering through the consequences of an injury should not be done alone, especially when someone else is at fault.
Need Help? Speak with Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law.
The legal team at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law is comprised of skilled and experienced professionals that have successfully represented many clients in personal injury cases. Our goal is to help you achieve a favorable settlement and eliminate the financial worries that often occur in severe injury cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident and carefully document your claim with a focus on the impact your injuries have had on your life.
Our firm will make sure the physical, emotional, and financial aspects of your accident are made known and supported by testimony from medical experts. We care about the well-being of our clients and will be prepared to take your case to court if a settlement cannot be reached with the property owner's insurance carrier.
To get started, contact a New Jersey slip and fall accident attorney at our firm today.
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.