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Bergen County Personal Injury Law Firm Secures Compensation Those Harmed In Slip And Fall Accidents That Occur In Parks

Most of us head to the park to enjoy the outdoors, recreation, and to simply have fun. But all of that can come to a screeching halt when you slip and fall at the park and suffer injury. All slip and fall accidents are somewhat complicated in that proving someone else was at fault for the accident — due to negligence — is difficult. But holding someone accountable for a slip and fall accident that takes place in a public park is particularly complex.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our slip and fall accident lawyers have a track record of success in securing compensation for our clients who are injured in slip and fall accidents that occur in New Jersey parks. 

Skilled New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys Adept At Proving Negligence Caused A Slip And Fall Accident At A Public Park

Proving that negligence caused a slip and fall accident at a public park is not an easy endeavor. Afterall, who’s to say that the cracked pavement was the reason you slipped? And how do you know whether the park’s recreational equipment was only recently damaged or whether it had been like that for some time?

These are all questions that pertain to the issue of liability in slip and fall accidents. To demonstrate negligence in a slip and fall accident that took place at a public park, the injured party must prove that:

  • The property owner (which may be a municipality, local government, or federal government agency depending upon the type of park) must reasonably have known that the premises was unsafe
  • The property owner failed to maintain safe conditions at the park
  • The property owner failed to repair faulty equipment or unsafe conditions at the park in a timely manner
  • The property owner failed to sufficiently alert the public as to the unsafe or hazardous conditions at the park

The skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. are adept at proving negligence caused a slip and fall accident at a public park. Contact our office to arrange for a free case evaluation.

What Type Of Compensation Can I Recover For The Injuries I Sustained In A Slip And Fall Accident That Happened At A New Jersey Park?

If you suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident that happened in a park, you may recover compensation for your injuries and other losses, if it can be demonstrated that negligence on the part of the property owner was the cause of your accident. In filing a personal injury claim, the injured victim may seek to recover any of the following damages and more:

  • Medical expenses
  • Bills for doctor visits
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Expenses for physical therapy and rehabilitation 
  • Loss of companionship
  • Cost of medical treatment
  • Loss of income 
  • Cost of prescription medication
  • X-ray and laboratory bills
  • Hospital bills
  • Loss of future income as a result of the injuries
  • Lost earned vacation time
  • Expenses for surgery 
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Estimated cost of future medical treatment that is a result of the injuries
  • Loss of earned sick time
  • Loss of life enjoyment

Do you have questions regarding the compensation you may be eligible to recover for your slip and fall accident? The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. offers a complimentary case evaluation to accident victims; schedule your free consultation today

New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. Share More Than 120 Years Of Combined Experience

Experience matters. And at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our slip and fall accident attorneys share more than 120 years of combined experience helping New Jersey accident victims. We handle each case personally, and we draw on this extensive experience and in-depth knowledge to advocate on behalf of our clients. 

The accident injury attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. offer an initial case evaluation at no cost to you. A member of our legal team will meet with you to discuss your slip and fall accident claim, discuss the compensation you may be entitled to receive, and answer your questions. Contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced accident attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip And Fall Accidents In Parks In New Jersey

FAQ: I wore sandals on a hiking trail at a New Jersey park and slipped and fell because the handrail was loose. The park says that I am partly to blame for my accident. Am I still able to recover compensation for my injuries?

The answer to this question is that it depends. Whether or not you can recover any compensation for your injuries depends on how much responsibility you bear for your slip and fall accident. The state of New Jersey is known as a “comparative negligence” state. This means that if the injured person shares some level of fault for their accident, New Jersey laws require that the compensation they may be eligible to recover will be reduced by an amount that reflects their level of fault. Simply put, if you are 25 percent responsible for your slip and fall accident, then the compensation you may recover will be reduced by 25 percent. In this scenario, a damage award of $4,000 will be reduced to $3,000.

FAQ: I slipped and fell at a park and a park employee said not to file a personal injury claim but to leave my information and someone would call me. What should I do?

If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident at a park, filing a personal injury claim in New Jersey civil courts is the best way to recover maximum compensation for the injuries you sustained. If a park employee encouraged you not to file a claim, that is protecting their interests, not yours.

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