New Jersey Driveway Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers
Knowledgeable Bergen County Accident Attorneys Help Victims Of Driveway Slip and Fall Accidents
It’s probably the last thing on your mind when you walk down a driveway — the possibility of slipping and falling and suffering an injury. But this does happen and when it does, if someone’s negligence caused or contributed to the slip and fall accident, then you are protected under personal injury law.
Knowledgeable Bergen County slip and fall accident attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. skillfully navigate the personal injury claims process to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
Proving Negligence Caused A Driveway Slip And Fall Accident Can Be Challenging
Just because you slipped and fell does not mean that there is someone who can be legally held accountable for the accident. Afterall, sometimes people just slip and fall and it is nobody’s fault. But when negligence caused or contributed to an accident, the injured person is protected under personal injury law. In order to file a personal injury claim to recover damages, the negligence must be proven.
Negligence in driveway slip and fall accident cases may be exhibited in a number of ways, including — but not limited to — the following:
- The owner of the driveway must reasonably have known that the driveway was unsafe
- Failure to properly maintain a driveway
- Failure to repair a driveway in a timely manner
- Failure to alert others of a hazardous condition on the property
In many accident cases, particularly in slip and fall accident cases, the at-fault party will argue that the injured person is at least somewhat responsible for the accident. When more than one party does in fact share the blame for an accident, New Jersey follows “comparative negligence” rules regarding compensation.
Specifically, under comparative negligence laws, if the injured victim shares responsibility for the accident, then the compensation they are eligible to receive is reduced by a percentage that reflects their share of the blame. So, if it is determined that you bear 30 percent of the responsibility for your accident, your damage award will be reduced by 30 percent. If you share more than 50 percent of the blame, however, you will be unable to recover any compensation from the other at-fault party.
Skilled slip and fall accident attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have extensive experience handling slip and fall accident claims and share in-depth knowledge of New Jersey’s comparative negligence laws.
New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys Recover Full Compensation For Driveway Slip And Fall Accident Victims
New Jersey personal injury attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. recover full compensation for driveway slip and fall accident victims. Our results-driven team is dedicated to holding the at-fault party accountable and we have a track record of successfully recovering any of the following damages for our clients:
- Bills for doctor visits
- Cost of medical treatment
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medication expenses
- Expenses for physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Cost of X-rays and laboratory tests
- Estimated cost of future medical treatment that is a result of the injuries
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of future income as a result of the injuries
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of income due to time away from work
- Lost earned sick time
- Loss of earned vacation time
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of life enjoyment
Have questions regarding the compensation you may be eligible to recover for your driveway slip and fall accident? Schedule a free consultation with an accident attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. — we are here to answer your questions and review your case.
Want Results For Your New Jersey Driveway Slip And Fall Accident? Contact The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.
Sometimes when you are looking for someone to handle your slip and fall accident claim, you get a bunch of empty promises and false claims. Not here.
The New Jersey slip and fall accident lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have a reputation for excellence and a track record of getting results for our clients. We handle each case personally, providing compassionate counsel and aggressive pursuit of justice for our clients. To learn more about the services we provide and how The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. can help with your driveway slip and fall accident claim, schedule a free consultation with our team.
Frequently Asked Questions About Driveway Slip And Fall Accidents In New Jersey
When you have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is not uncommon to wonder just how much you may be eligible to recover for your slip and fall accident injuries and other losses. The compensation certainly becomes a valid concern as medical bills mount and you lose income due to time away from work. But, unfortunately, there is no standard “one-size-fits-all” formula when it comes to slip and fall accidents — every case is different. For the best answer to this question and to learn what level of compensation you may be eligible to recover for your accident, consult with a knowledgeable accident attorney who is experienced handling driveway slip and fall claims.
There is a common misconception that if you slip and fall on a family member or friend’s property, that you must sue them personally to recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses. This is not true. When you file a personal injury claim, you file a claim against the property owner, but are seeking compensation from the owner’s insurance company. So you can file a personal injury claim without being concerned about damaging a relationship with your family member.