Owners and managers of businesses, private property, and public buildings and spaces in New Jersey have a legal responsibility to do everything reasonable to protect the public from permanent or hazardous conditions on their premises. A person who is injured because of a hazardous condition that was not protected from access may have a legitimate claim for seeking compensation for medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other financial damages resulting from the injury.
Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP is a pre-eminent personal injury law firm in New Jersey with offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River. We represent individuals who have suffered significant injury in premises liability accidents indicating clear liability on the part of the property owner and subcontractors responsible for providing a safe environment for visitors on the premises.
To prove damages in a slip-and-fall accident claim, it is necessary to prove that the property owner or management was negligent in its responsibility to remove a hazardous condition or protect the public from access to the hazard. For example, falling on a slippery sidewalk during a winter month in New Jersey does not clearly indicate negligence on the part of the property owner. Most people have walked on ice and snow. If the case proceeded to trial, prospective jurors will expect the injured party to explain why more care wasn’t taken to avoid falling. On the other hand, spilled cooking oil that was not properly cleaned up in a grocery store aisle may result in a serious injury to a customer. Jurors will typically have a higher expectation that the store manager should have taken reasonable action to clean up the spill or protect the area from access.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident in New Jersey, do not try to negotiate a settlement on your own. Understand your rights by speaking with an attorney at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP. We offer a no-cost case evaluation to answer your questions and determine whether you have a legitimate claim for substantial damages.
From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, our lawyers advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-777-0100 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey slip and fall lawyer near you.