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Slip & Fall/Premises Liability

Slip & Fall Lawyers Woodbury, New Jersey

Assisting with premises liability cases in New Jersey

Property owners have a duty to keep their premises in good condition for the safety of others who may enter upon the property. This duty includes routine inspection of the premises to identify hazards and make necessary repairs. Brown, Novick & McKinley Attorneys at Law in Gloucester County provide zealous advocacy for individuals who suffer injury because of unsafe property conditions.

Types of cases our slip and fall lawyers handle

No matter what type of premises liability accident causes your injury, our attentive attorneys are ready to represent you. Below are some examples of dangerous conditions that trigger slip and fall claims that we handle:

  • Loose handrails: Handrails have to be secure because people place their weight and their trust in them. A faulty handrail can give way, causing a person to fall and sustain a personal injury or even death.
  • Torn or uneven carpet: Even a simple piece of carpet can cause a catastrophic injury. If you sustain harm while visiting another party’s private or commercial property, Brown, Novick & McKinley Attorneys at Law can give you sound advice on how to obtain just compensation.
  • Food or spills left on floors: Restaurants and grocery stores have a responsibility to customers and consumers to ensure that food spills are cleaned up immediately. In addition, a warning sign must be placed near or on the site of the spill.
  • Icy sidewalks: Injuries caused by slipping on icy sidewalks make up a large number of the premises liability cases any NJ slip and fall lawyer sees each year.
  • Inadequate security or lighting: In some cases, poor lighting is the cause of a slip and fall injury. Additionally, if you suffer an assault in an area that has inadequate security lighting, you have a right to file a lawsuit against the property owner.

Whether your slip and fall incident was caused by one of these factors or not, you can count on us to conduct a detailed review of what happened and press for appropriate legal relief. 

Who is liable for your slip and fall accident?

Most often, the owner of a property is legally responsible for injuries that occur due to unsafe conditions on their premises. However, there are situations where another party, such as a tenant or management company, has control over the premises or outdoor sections of the property. At the outset of a slip and fall claim, we thoroughly investigate the facts to identify any business or individual whose negligence contributed to the accident. Along with parties with overall control of the property, an outside maintenance company, manufacturer of a defective product or even another a guest could be legally liable in a sip and fall case. 

Types of compensation

Working with a proven injury lawyer gives you the best chance to secure the financial recovery that you deserve through a verdict or settlement. Damages that can be awarded to a premises liability plaintiff claim include compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium for the victim’s spouse

Relying on the representations of the defendant’s lawyer or insurance company could be very costly. When you work with our firm, you will have a strong, knowledgeable advocate determined to secure the compensation you deserve. 

Filing a slip and fall lawsuit

Most slip and fall claims are defended by insurance companies pursuant to a commercial general liability or homeowner’s policy. Lawyers working on behalf of insurers are committed to reducing payment to victims as much as possible, so you need to have someone on your side who is equally dedicated to achieving justice for you. We immediately get to work to identify if the defendant was aware, or should have been aware, of the dangerous condition. From there, our lawyers speak with witnesses and review other types of evidence to confirm that the negligence of the property owner or other defendant was the proximate cause of the slip and fall injury. After examining the medical records and learning about the effects of your injury, we will make a settlement demand for an amount that fully addresses the harm you’ve suffered. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are accomplished litigators who will bring your premises liability lawsuit to trial.   

Speak with a proven Gloucester County premises liability lawyer in a free consultation 

At Brown, Novick & McKinley Attorneys at Law, we seek compensation for New Jersey clients who have suffered slip and fall injuries on someone else’s property. To schedule a free consultation about your potential premises liability claim, please call 866-942-4909 or contact us online. Our office is in Woodbury. 

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