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Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of personal injury lawsuits and, while the origin of your specific slip and fall accident can vary widely, these accidents are generally caused by the negligence of third-party property owners. The results of a failure to maintain the safety of one’s property can have devastating consequences and can impact your life in ways that you might not expect. If your injuries have cost you in the form of time spent away from work, doctor or hospital bills, pain or emotional suffering, you can’t afford to wait. New Jersey’s statute of limitations, which places a two-year time limit on your ability to pursue legal avenues for recovering compensation, may apply if you have been injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident here in Essex County or elsewhere in New Jersey, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC are experts in slip and fall accident claims and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers tenaciously advocate on behalf of clients injured as a result of property owner negligence to make sure you get a compensation award that fairly reflects the cost of your injuries. We provide all potential clients with a free initial case evaluation, so you have nothing to lose by calling to see how we can help in your case today.
Slip and fall accidents in Essex County can result from any number of dangerous conditions on another person’s property, including, but not limited to:
Although some slip and fall accident victims manage to walk away with only minor injuries, in other cases slip and fall accidents may result in serious injuries with lasting consequences, including:
If the trauma is severe enough, a slip and fall accident might even result in death.
Many of our Essex County clients who have sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident are immediately worried about the cost of medical treatment—even if you have health insurance, the costs of co-pays, deductibles, and other out-of-pocket expenses can quickly add up. Even if you are one of the millions of Americans without comprehensive health insurance, our seasoned slip and fall accident lawyers at Birkhold & Maider, LLC can help you get the treatment and care that you need without paying any out of pocket medical costs until the conclusion of your case. We work alongside your doctors to ensure they give you the same care you would receive if you had health insurance.
Parties responsible for a location’s maintenance and upkeep may also be liable for slip and fall injuries. These include property owners, property managers, maintenance companies, tenants, custodians, and state and/or local governments and municipalities. Our skilled lawyers will fight to obtain a compensation package that covers:
Injuries sustained at the workplace are another area of our firm’s core personal injury competencies, and we have provided legal counsel and representation for workers’ compensation cases in Essex County workers compensation court and elsewhere in the state of New Jersey.
After sustaining any type of injury, your focus should be on your health. We understand that it can be difficult to focus on your physical recovery when you are faced with mounting expenses, so let our reputable team of lawyers take care of the rest. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a slip and fall accident in Nutley or elsewhere in Essex County, call or contact our skilled slip and fall accident lawyers today.
If your slip and fall accident took place somewhere public, such as in a shopping mall or restaurant, the property owner (whether via a management team or employees) has a duty to inspect the property to uncover any hazardous conditions. The standard in these cases is whether a reasonable person would have known about the danger—whether the property owner should reasonably have known that the danger existed if the property owner was properly inspecting the property. In other words, property owners cannot simply close their eyes to potential issues on their property and escape liability by claiming they didn’t know of the danger.
In addition to seeking prompt medical attention, in slip and fall accident cases, it is particularly important to document the scene of the accident immediately after the accident took place. In some cases, the property owner may be motivated to fix the dangerous condition that caused your accident simply after becoming aware that the slip and fall accident took place. While eyewitness testimony and video surveillance may be helpful in establishing that the danger actually did exist, documenting at the scene can provide certainty that tangible evidence of the danger exists to support your claim. It is also important to promptly report the slip and fall accident to the property owner or a manager of the property to preserve your claim.
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