New Jersey Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Experienced Bergen County Personal Injury Attorneys Protect The Rights Of Those Injured In Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accidents
When you are going out to dinner at a restaurant, chances are that your mind is on the food you are hoping to enjoy, not whether or not you may slip and fall down the restaurant steps. And when you head into the grocery store to do your food shopping, you are focused on your shopping list, not whether or not you will slip on a recently mopped floor. But that is the nature of slip and fall accidents — they happen when you least expect it. Because you don’t really know if the property owner has properly maintained the property. That is until you slip and fall and are sitting in the hospital waiting room.
Even though slip and fall accidents in commercial places are fairly common, not every accident is the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. Sometimes a person trips and it is just one of those things that happen in life. So how do you know if your slip and fall accident was the result of negligence? And how do you determine if you may receive compensation for your injuries?
Let us help. The well-respected personal injury attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have extensive experience handling slip and fall accidents that occur in commercial places. Our skilled slip and fall accident lawyers are available to meet with you at no charge for an initial consultation so that you can make the most informed decision regarding your case.
Experienced Accident Injury Attorneys Recover Just Compensation For Victims Of Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accidents In New Jersey
If your commercial property slip and fall accident was the result of negligence on the part of the commercial property owner, you then have the basis for a personal injury claim. By filing a personal injury claim, the injured person may obtain compensation for their slip and fall accident injuries and other losses. These are known as compensatory damages and they are intended to restore the injured person to the condition they were in prior to the accident, not to punish the at-fault party. Compensatory damages may include any of the following losses and more:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Expenses for medical treatment
- Expenses for rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Prescription drug costs
- Lost income
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of future income as a result of the accident
- Expenses for surgery
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Cost of lab tests, X-rays, and CAT scans
- Lost earned vacation time
- Loss of companionship
- Cost of future anticipated medical treatment that is a result of the accident
- Loss of earned sick time
To learn what level of compensation you may be eligible to receive for your commercial property slip and fall accident, contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. to arrange for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Proving Liability In A New Jersey Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accident
How is liability proven in a commercial property slip and fall accident? By demonstrating negligence on the part of the commercial property owner. Property owners are obligated to provide a reasonably safe property. When any of the following is present, the commercial property owner can be considered liable for your slip and fall accident:
- Commercial property owner must have had reasonable knowledge or should have known that the property was not safe
- Commercial property owner did not maintain the safety of the property
- Commercial property owner did not perform necessary maintenance to the property in a timely manner
- Commercial property owner did not take actions to notify the public as to any unsafe or hazardous conditions on the property
If you are wondering whether your commercial property slip and fall accident was caused by negligence, schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team.
Shared Fault For A New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident On A Commercial Property
Did you slip and fall on a storefront step wearing flip flops? Were you looking down on your cell phone when you slipped in the grocery store? If so, the commercial property owner may argue that you are somewhat responsible for your slip and fall accident.
If it is determined that the injured person shares some level of fault for their accident, New Jersey’s “comparative negligence” laws come into play. These laws hold the injured party accountable for their portion of the blame for the accident — reducing the compensation they may receive by an amount that reflects their level of responsibility.
New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys Personally Handle Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accident Claims
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our clients are our number one priority. We deliver compassionate, aggressive legal representation and our attorneys personally handle each case. We communicate with you through every step of the claims process, keep you updated on developments, return calls promptly, and are available to meet with you at your home or hospital.
The accident attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. offer a free initial consultation to accident victims; schedule your complimentary case evaluation today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Property Slip And Fall Accidents In New Jersey
Yes. You are under no obligation to accept a settlement offer. In many cases, the initial settlement offer is far below the level of compensation you are entitled to recover.
Under New Jersey’s comparative negligence laws, if it is determined that you are 15 percent responsible for your slip and fall accident, then your damage award will be reduced by 15 percent. This means that compensation of $5,000 will be reduced to $4,250. If it is found that you are more than 50 percent responsible for your slip and fall accident, you will be unable to recover any compensation from the other at-fault party.