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Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers New Jersey

According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), upwards of one million Americans sustain debilitating injuries in slip-and-fall accidents annually, and more than 17,000 casualties result from these accidents. Slip-and-fall injuries are frequently observed among the elderly, and Americans over 65 years of age are most susceptible to injury. Victims of slip-and-fall accidents can sustain a range of injuries, including bruises, concussions, traumatic brain injuries and fractures of the spine, hip, arm, ankle, leg or pelvis.

More than 50% of slip-and-fall accidents are attributable to dangerous conditions that render walking surfaces unsafe for travel. Victims of slip-and-fall accidents may sustain injuries from tripping over dropped objects that obstruct their path. For instance, a grocery shopper might sustain injuries from tripping over an overturned crate of oranges in the produce section. Supermarket owners may be held liable if they fail to clear the scattered oranges from the floor. If a factory worker trips due to the excessive clutter of boxes, conveyer belts and machinery, the factory owner may be held liable for failing to organize the equipment so that employees can safely maneuver around the workplace without risking injury. If a potential home buyer at an open-house gets injured from stumbling over a ripped, bunched up or snagged carpet, the property owner may be held liable for damages. Other slip-and-fall injuries result from sliding over wet, slippery surfaces or stumbling on rough, jagged terrain.

In order to successfully file a premises liability or personal injury claim resulting from a slip-and-fall accident, the plaintiff must fulfill certain criteria. The plaintiff must provide evidence that the property owner or employee created the hazardous condition that precipitated the fall. As an example, the owner of a coffeehouse may be held liable for a slip-and-fall accident that occurred because a waitress spilled coffee on the floor as she served customers. Another example would be a landlord who places a space heater near the drafty entrance of an apartment building and a tenant is injured from tripping over the space heater’s extension cords. In this situation, the landlord may be held liable for damages. Alternatively, the plaintiff must provide evidence that the property owner or employee was aware, or should have been aware, of a hazardous condition but failed to effectively eliminate the hazard or block access to it.

New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys

The law firm of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble has significant experience successfully handling slip-and-fall accident cases. If you have sustained a severe injury in a slip-and-fall accident due to a property owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit and obtain a just settlement to compensate your pain and suffering. You stand the best chances of winning this compensation claim with the help of the most experienced slip and fall accident lawyers in New Jersey.

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident and want to speak to our slip and fall accident lawyers about your options, contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today. Contact us online or call at 1-908-928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817. The toughest part of these legal proceedings is to prove that the other party is guilty and responsible for your injury. This isn’t something you can do on your own. You have to gather the evidence and thoroughly examine all documentations before you present your case in the court of law. This is exactly what our slip and fall accident lawyers have been doing all of these years on a daily basis. The work and proven track record of these top class slip and fall accident attorneys are the best guarantee that your compensation claim is going to be a success. Our slip and fall accident lawyers are waiting for your call or email. Don’t hesitate to get in touch and get a rightful compensation for all of your pains and losses.