The 411 on New Jersey Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Wed Feb 2023
- Slip And Fall,
In New Jersey, both private and public property owners have a legal duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe manner for visitors. This duty of care applies differently depending on the status of the visitor. For example, a retail owner owes a greater degree of duty to their customers than a homeowner does to a trespasser. In other words, this means that if you are injured on a property that belongs to someone else, you have the right to pursue legal action and seek compensation.
Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents
A premises liability case is a type of personal injury case. The most common type of premises liability case is a slip and fall accident. Although not all slip and fall accidents are the fault of a property owner, there are many instances in which the owner’s negligence caused the resulting injuries.
The most common types of slip and fall accidents are caused by:
- Spilled water or liquids
- Merchandise fallen off of shelves in stores
- Unsafe stairs/stairwells
- Torn or uneven carpeting or floors
- Lack of proper lighting
- Lack of proper signage
- Obstructed pathways
- Inadequate or nonexistent hand railing
- Unmarked hazards
It is the responsibility of a property owner to address, fix, or at the very least warn of these and other dangerous conditions. Failure to do so can result in negligence under the law. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dangerous condition on another party’s premises, you should immediately consult with an experienced New Jersey slip and fall accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get the full compensation you deserve.
Compensation Available in Premises Cases
Similar to any personal injury claim, victims of premises liability cases may be entitled to certain types of compensation. Depending on the specific facts sof your case, you may be entitled to the following types of monetary damages:
- Hospital and other types of past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Out of pocket expenses
An experienced attorney will look at all the facts of your case and make sure you get the full compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
Call a New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 732.723.8840 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.