Slip-and-fall accidents can be very serious due to bad weather
August 21, 2014
New Jersey residents may know about the inconveniences of bad weather, but they may not be aware of the dangers that rain, sleet, snow and ice create for individuals. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe injuries, including head and neck trauma, back problems and broken bones. People should be careful during inclement weather, but property owners should also be careful and make sure they provide the safest environment possible for the people frequenting their establishments.
Property owners should make their apartment buildings, supermarkets, parking lots and other structures are as safe as possible so that people are not hurt during adverse weather conditions. Individuals who slip and fall as a result of water on a grocery store floor, steps rotted from excess moisture, ice patches that form on sidewalks and in parking areas or any other unsafe situation created by a negligent party may be able to seek financial compensation from the person or people who contributed to the circumstances that resulted in their injuries.
People may also be injured at work due to unsafe conditions. They may also be eligible to seek claims against employers or property owners. Delivery drivers, mechanics, construction workers and other employees who suffer work-related injuries may be able to seek workers’ compensation claims to help cover the costs associated with the financial burden of a serious injury, such as lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Premises liability cases can be complex. Sometimes there are multiple insurance companies involved, or the property may be owned by multiple people or corporate interests. Government agencies might be involved, adding to the scope of the claim. If you would like to learn more about your options after an injury caused by a negligent property owner, please visit our firm’s slip-and-fall accident page.