We all laugh at cartoons where a person slips on a banana peel, but in reality, a slip and fall case is no laughing matter.
At Rosenblum Law, we understand what you must be going through and will do everything in our power to make sure that you get compensated for your injuries.
What is a Slip and Fall Personal Injury Accident?
A slip and fall accident is any accident on another person’s property where you slip and fall due to the existence of a negligently placed object or harmful condition.
For example, imagine browsing the cookie aisle of your local grocery store with your child. Meanwhile, an employee just got done mopping the floor. Unbeknownst to you, the worker accidentally left soapy residue in the aisle. While walking, you notice your child grabbing for the cookies and immediately increase your gate to stop him. Just as you do, you slip on the soapy residue, fall on the hard ground, and bang your head.
You have just become a victim of a slip and fall accident.
Other examples might include tripping over a bunched up door mat or debris that has been left on the floor.
Common Places Slip and Fall Accidents Occur
There are numerous places for an individual to become a victim of a slip and fall accident. The following are just a few of them:
- Office buildings
- Work sites
- Bowling Alleys
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Movie Theatres
- Potholes in Streets
- Rest Stops
- Roller Skating Rinks
- Schools and College Campuses
- Toy Stores
How Do I Prove My Case?
If you or a loved one were the victim of a slip and fall accident, the following information is crucial for you to know.
In order to win your case, you must be able to establish:
- who the negligent party was
- the existence of a dangerous object or condition
- that the negligent party knew or should have known of the dangerous object or condition
- that the object posed a risk of harm
- that the negligent party failed to adequately remedy the risk of harm
- and the harmful condition must have caused your injury
Remember, if the owner of the premises that you slipped and fell on had no reason to know of the dangerous condition, then you will not likely succeed.
They Had a Warning Sign. Can I Still Sue?
Although warning of a dangerous condition will usually limit liability, it is still a jury question as to whether or not the sign completely removed all liability.
In plain English, this means that you can still sue for damages because the warning might have not been sufficient.
After all, the warning could have been too small, not prominent, or ineffective.
Therefore, do not think that you should not call a New Jersey personal injury attorney simply because the negligent party used a warning sign.
Most importantly, in New Jersey, a jury will be given the task of determining the liability of both parties and awarding damages appropriately.
This means that even if you were a little bit negligent in not seeing the sign, if the other party was even more negligent in not removing the condition altogether, you can still recover damages.
Who Should You Contact?
If you think you were the victim of a slip and fall accident in New Jersey, call Adam H. Rosenblum of Rosenblum Law today. He has the experience, talent, and skill that can help you get the compensation you deserve. E-mail or call him today at 973-594-6552.