New Jersey Trip and Fall Attorney
New Jersey Slip and Fall
Walking is the most basic way to move from one place to another, and most people take many uneventful steps each day. But hazardous conditions can surprisingly make the simple act of walking quite dangerous. Hazardous conditions can lead to trip-and-fall accidents and painful injuries. For example, people suffer broken bones and sprains, cuts and bruises, facial injuries, broken teeth, and even brain injuries as a result of falling in the face of a hazardous condition. Fortunately, many slip-and-fall accidents are preventable and many people who are injured may be entitled to compensation.
A major cause of falls is an uneven walking surface. The sidewalk or pavement may be cracked or raised up due to underground tree roots or other conditions; poor lighting can make uneven areas hard to see; ice and snow on the ground can be a slipping hazard; and trash, construction materials, or items being delivered to a building can create sidewalk hazards. Many times, the property owner, or municipality, is responsible for removing obstacles that might cause falls.
It is not only limited to the outdoors. The indoors can be just as dangerous. Loose floor tiles or loose or warped floorboards can lead to a fall; bulging carpet, floor mats and scatter rugs that do not stay in place or have curled edges contribute to falls, as do broken stair treads; loose wires can trip someone crossing a room and wet floors are also a serious hazard.
The experienced attorneys in the New Jersey offices of Parker Waichman LLP have helped obtain settlements for many people injured in trip-and-fall accidents. The injured person may face significant medical and rehabilitation expenses and lost wages. Some injured individuals may need lifelong care, putting a burden on their families. Those injured in trip-and-fall accidents that are not their fault deserve adequate compensation.
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