Property owners, whether a private homeowner, business proprietors or public building managers, are legally responsible for maintaining their premises to ensure there are no hazardous conditions that could injure an individual. When the property is not maintained, and an individual is injured, a premises liability claim may be filed.
When a person is injured due to the unsafe or defective condition of a property, it is important to seek legal assistance from an experienced personal injury lawyer. Monmouth County slip and fall lawyers at Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C. represent individuals who have suffered a significant injury, including slip and fall and trip and fall accidents, wherein the property owner could be held liable for the person’s injuries. We are committed to providing you with the best legal representation and will fight for your right to a fair financial settlement.
There is a wide range of personal injury cases that fall under the premises liability umbrella. Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of premises liability cases. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by a number of things including uneven pavements, wet floors, poor lighting, loose flooring or handrails that are broken or missing. Oftentimes, these accidents can lead to serious injuries, from cuts and bruises to broken bones, head and neck injuries, internal injuries, and even death. As a result, victims often suffer physically, emotionally and financially. If a victim’s injuries require long-term medical care, and the individual is unable to work, it can lead to loss of employment.
In a slip and fall accident, it is crucial that the victim is able to prove negligence on the part of the property owner, which is not always easy. The victim must show that the property owner was aware of the unsafe condition and failed to take the necessary steps to address the unsafe condition. For example, if someone slips on a patch of wet leaves on the sidewalk after it rains, this is not necessarily considered negligence on the part of the property owner. However, if someone was injured after tripping on an uneven sidewalk, and the property owner was aware of the unsafe condition, negligence may be proven if the property owner took no action towards fixing the sidewalk.
Another important step towards showing necessary proof of a slip and fall accident is to seek medical assistance as soon as possible in order to properly assess and treat your injuries. It is also helpful to take photographs of the scene of the accident, which could provide important evidence that can be used by your personal injury lawyer in working towards a settlement, or if it becomes necessary to go to trial.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a New Jersey slip and fall accident, it is important that you do not try to negotiate a financial settlement on your own. Protect your rights by consulting a reputable slip and fall lawyer in New Jersey, who can review the evidence, contact witnesses, acquire medical records and negotiate your case before a judge and jury. Our dedicated Monmouth County personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to reach a financial settlement that covers medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and other losses.
The law offices of Fox & Melofchik are located in Eatontown and we represent slip and fall clients throughout Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County, and Mercer County including the towns of Long Branch, Asbury Park, Neptune, Middletown, Freehold, Wall, Sea Girt, Belmar. For a free consultation, call our offices at 732-493-9400 or contact us online.