When you have slipped and fallen on a sidewalk and someone else is at fault for the accident, you want to be compensated for your injuries and other losses. After all, that is only fair. And personal injury law provides that protection for accident victims in the form of filing a personal injury claim.

But filing a claim and recovering just compensation is not always a simple, straightforward process. Questions regarding negligence, shared fault, liability, and the actual losses sustained all make the claims process complicated. And it can make the goal of recovering appropriate compensation seem out of reach.

Let us help. At the Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our slip and fall accident lawyers are skilled and experienced, with a demonstrated track record of successfully representing victims of sidewalk slip and fall accidents.

Negligence Must Be Demonstrated In Sidewalk Slip And Fall Accident Claims

When an accident occurs and someone is injured as a result, negligence must be proven in order to file a personal injury claim. Just because you slipped on a sidewalk does not mean that the property owner was negligent.  So what is considered negligent in a sidewalk slip and fall accident? 

Providing the sidewalk was in an unreasonably unsafe condition, negligence may be exhibited in a number of ways, including — but not limited to — the following:

  • The property owner knew — or should have reasonably known — that the condition of the sidewalk was unreasonably safe
  • Failure of the property owner to maintain the safety of the sidewalk
  • Failure of the property owner to repair the sidewalk
  • Failure to alert pedestrians as to the unsafe condition of the sidewalk by posting signs or cordoning off the area

Proving negligence in a sidewalk slip and fall accident is not straightforward. Questions arise regarding the length of time the dangerous sidewalk condition existed, and the injured victim’s conduct as it pertains to the accident. If you were hurt in a sidewalk slip and fall accident and wonder whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim, schedule a free initial case evaluation with an accident attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. Our skilled team is available to meet with you in our office, at your home, or the hospital. We will review your case, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options.

Recover Just Compensation For Your New Jersey Sidewalk Slip And Fall Accident Injuries

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a sidewalk slip and fall accident due to another person’s negligence, you may recover compensation for your accident injuries and other losses including the following:

  • Hospital bills
  • Bills for medical treatment
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Surgical expenses
  • Bills for X-rays and lab tests 
  • Cost of prescription medications
  • Estimated future cost of medical treatment as a result of the injuries
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of future income as a result of the injuries
  • Loss of income due to time away from work
  • Loss of earned vacation time
  • Loss of earned sick time

When you are considering filing a personal injury claim for your sidewalk slip and fall accident, it is helpful to understand the claims process and the compensation you may be entitled to recover. The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. is available to answer your questions; simply contact our office.

Skilled New Jersey Slip And Fall Accident Lawyers Answer Your Questions And Provide A Free Case Evaluation 

Suffering a sidewalk slip and fall accident raises many questions about whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim. Get the answers you need from accident attorneys who are experienced in handling sidewalk slip and fall claims. The slip and fall accident attorneys at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A. are knowledgeable and experienced and we offer a free case evaluation for accident victims so that you can make the most informed decision in your particular situation. 

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

What are “damages” in a personal injury claim?

The term “damages” refers to the financial compensation that the injured party may recover in a personal injury claim. This includes monetary losses such as hospital bills and expenses for doctor visits. It also includes losses that are non-monetary, including mental anguish and emotional and physical pain and suffering. Damages in a personal injury claim are compensatory damages — meaning that they are designed to compensate the injured victim for the injuries they sustained and to restore them to the condition they were in prior to the accident. They are not intended to punish the at-fault party. If you have questions regarding the level of compensation you may be eligible to recover for your sidewalk slip and fall accident, schedule a free case evaluation with an accident attorney at The Epstein Law Firm, P.A.

I was partly to blame for my sidewalk slip and fall accident. Can I still recover compensation for my injuries in New Jersey?

If you are partly to blame for your slip and fall accident, you may still be able to recover compensation for your injuries depending upon your level of responsibility for the accident. New Jersey follows “comparative negligence” laws, which state that if the injured person bears some level of fault for the accident, then the damage award will be reduced by an amount that reflects their level of responsibility.  So, for example, if it is determined that you are 25 percent responsible for your slip and fall accident, then your compensation will be reduced by 25 percent. If, however, it is determined that you bear more than 50 percent of the fault for your accident, you may not recover any compensation from the other at-fault parties.


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