New Jersey Trip and Fall Attorneys
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Hurt in a Trip and Fall Accident?
Although tripping and falling may not sound too serious, it can be devastating under the wrong circumstances, possibly resulting in severe injuries. A trip on a flat surface can send a victim flying forward to land on his or her face, head, arm or other body part, breaking bones and causing head and neck injuries. A trip that sends its victim flying down from a raised surface, such as the top of a flight of stairs or a balcony, can cause multiple fractures, traumatic brain injury, spinal damage and other very serious injuries. In severe cases, especially those involving young children or the elderly, a trip and fall accident can lead to death.
The New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. handles all types of trip and fall lawsuits, including accidents caused by:
- Bad lighting that hides hazards.
- Snow and ice on steps and walkways.
- Broken stairs and stairs without handrails.
- Unexpected gaps in the floor or pavement.
- Debris and objects in walkways.
- Uneven stairways.
- Weak floors.
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Trip and Fall Injury Verdicts and Settlements
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Laws Protecting People in New Jersey
Fortunately, New Jersey law protects people who are seriously injured in a trip and fall caused by someone else’s negligence. If you are hurt in a public or private place because the owner or operator didn’t take a reasonable amount of care to prevent it, you have the right to file a New Jersey trip and fall lawsuit. From that lawsuit, you may recover money to pay hospital bills, any future medical costs, the cost of work you had to miss, pain and suffering and any other costs caused by the accident.
Owners and operators of any business open to the public in Princeton New Jersey, like stores and restaurants, have a legal duty to eliminate tripping hazards during normal business hours. If they don’t cure a dangerous condition within a reasonable amount of time, or warn customers, they fail in that duty. Owners of private homes (including rental homes) have a similar duty. As long as visitors are not trespassers and took a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring themselves, they may hold these negligent owners responsible for any injury that results.
Serious injuries can take a healthy young adult out of work for months while bones heal and muscles return to their full potential. Very bad trip and fall injuries may result in lifelong disabilities, such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries or organ damage. And for older people or people in poor health, a severe trip and fall injury can be a major setback, interrupting daily activities and robbing the victim of his or her independence. If you’re a victim of a New Jersey trip and fall caused by another person’s carelessness, you have the right to hold that person responsible for your damages.
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Contact a NJ Trip and Fall Accident Attorney for Help Today!
As an injury victim, you should call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. right away. We have extensive experience with the complicated medical and legal issues that commonly surround New Jersey fall injury cases. We have a strong track record of success with those cases, settling or winning verdicts in the hundreds of thousands or millions for our clients. We work for a contingency fee, which means that we don’t take legal fees unless and until we win your case for you. And we always offer free initial consultations to potential clients, so there’s never any risk in meeting with us to learn more about your rights.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious trip and fall injury in NJ, contact Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. at (609) 240-0040 today for a free consultation where we can discuss your best legal options.
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