Walking down the sidewalk, you slip and fall. Noticing that the sidewalk is a bit uneven, you wonder if that was what caused your fall. And — if that did contribute to your fall — you question whether anyone can be held accountable for your accident. This is a common scenario. Slip and fall accidents happen all the time. And sometimes, there is negligence involved. Other times, it is just one of those unlucky things that happen in life. But how do you know if the municipality can be held liable for your slip and fall accident in a public place?

Let us help. The personal injury lawyers at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. have more than 120 years of combined experience advocating for accident victims. Our well-respected accident attorneys skillfully handle claims for slip and fall accidents in public spaces, adeptly navigating the issues surrounding liability to recover just compensation for our New Jersey clients who have been injured.

Who Is Liable For A New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident That Occurs In A Public Place?

Slip and fall accidents often occur in public spaces and while not every slip and fall accident warrants a personal injury claim, many such claims are filed and settled each year in New Jersey. Property owners have an obligation to provide a reasonably safe property, and they can be considered liable for your slip and fall accident if negligence can be proven. 

There are several ways that negligence can be demonstrated in a slip and fall accident, including any of the following:

  • Property owner must reasonably have known that the premises was unsafe
  • Property owner did not repair damage to the property in a timely manner
  • Property owner failed to properly maintain the property 
  • Property owner failed to properly alert the public of hazardous or unsafe conditions on the property

Wondering whether your slip and fall accident meets the standard of negligence? Arrange for a free initial consultation with an accident attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. — we will evaluate your claim, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options.

New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident Attorneys Recover Full Compensation For Victims Of Slip And Fall Accidents In Public Spaces

Slip and fall accident attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. are dedicated to recovering full compensation for victims of slip and fall accidents in public spaces. Our skilled team successfully recovers damages for our clients, including any of the following:

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

To learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to receive for your slip and fall accident, schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced accident attorneys.

If You Have Been Injured In A Slip And Fall Accident In A Public Place, Contact Our Experienced New Jersey Accident Attorneys

Slip and fall accidents are particularly complicated because proving that negligence caused the accident can be challenging. What caused an accident is not always clear, and whether a property owner should reasonably have known that the property was in an unsafe condition is subject to interpretation.

At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our well-respected accident attorneys skillfully navigate the personal injury claims process, building a solid case that demonstrates negligence and secures just compensation for your accident injuries and other losses. With over 120 years of combined experience, our slip and fall attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who are harmed because of another entity’s actions.

The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. offers a free consultation with a personal injury accident attorney who will evaluate the merits of your accident claim, explain the claims process, and answer your questions. Schedule your confidential consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slip And Fall Accidents In Public Places In New Jersey

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle my slip and fall accident case?

The amount of money that a personal injury attorney will charge to handle your slip and fall accident case depends upon several factors, including the complexity of your accident claim and the individual personal injury attorney. Some slip and fall accidents are complicated, with difficult issues surrounding proving negligence, a wealth of medical information that must be evaluated and introduced to support your claim, and other unique circumstances. Complex personal injury claims require more time on the part of your legal team. To gain an understanding of how much it may cost to hire a personal injury lawyer — and how much you may recover for your accident claim — arrange for a free initial case evaluation with a member of our team.

Do I need a lawyer to file a slip and fall accident claim in New Jersey or can I just file the claim myself?

While you are under no legal obligation to hire a lawyer to represent you in a slip and fall accident case in New Jersey, it is in your best interest to hire an attorney to handle your case. Negligence is the basis for all personal injury claims and proving liability in a slip and fall case is quite complicated. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who has experience handling slip and fall accident claims will consider all the different elements of your accident to develop a strong case on your behalf. The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. offers an initial consultation at no cost to you; schedule your free case evaluation today.


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