New Jersey Slip & Fall Accident Lawyer
Talented Injury Lawyer Advocates for Slip & Fall Accident Victims in Middlesex County, Mercer County, Union County, Ocean County and Burlington County, NJ
Public slip and fall accidents are often merely embarrassing. You get up and walk away unharmed in the vast majority of situations. But what happens if a simple slip or trip at the store or a restaurant causes a more serious injury? Getting medical help is crucial—but how will you pay your bills? What if you can’t work because of the pain?
The person who owns the property where you fell can be financially responsible for your expenses. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, I provide top-rated legal representation for clients hurt because of a property owner’s negligence. I work tirelessly to get every dollar in compensation that you deserve.
Once you have received medical attention, it is always helpful to have a free conversation with a slip and fall accident lawyer. An experienced lawyer can evaluate your claim, help with the insurance paperwork, and negotiate to get you a higher settlement award.
Acting quickly is important in slip and fall accident cases. To recover compensation, you must be able to show that the property owner was careless and failed to make sure the property was safe for visitors. Call my office today to schedule a free case review. During your case review, I listen to what happened, answer your questions, and discuss possible options for protecting your rights.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Causes
Most often, slip and fall accident victims either slip on a slick or wet surface or trip over some type of obstacle. Slip, trip, and fall accidents are often caused by:
- Liquids spilled on the floor of a store or restaurant
- Icy sidewalks or parking lots
- Failure to remove snow in a reasonable timeframe
- Potholes and uneven pavement on sidewalks, walkways, parking lots and parking garages
- Poorly maintained or crumbling stairways
- Broken handrails on stairways or walkways
- Inadequate lighting
- The property owner’s failure to warn of dangerous conditions
Slip and fall accidents are governed by premises liability law. To establish your right to financial compensation from the property owner, an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer will work to establish:
- The fact that a dangerous condition or hazard existed on the property
- The property owner either knew about the hazard, or that the danger had existed long enough that the owner should reasonably have known about it
- The property owner failed to correct the problem or place adequate warnings
- The dangerous condition directly caused your slip, or trip, and fall accident
- You were injured as a result of the accident
Although these elements may seem straightforward, proving liability in a slip and fall accident case can be complicated. The property owner might claim that the accident was your own fault or might even challenge whether the dangerous condition existed at all. After all, most property owners will fix a hazard once someone gets hurt.
You need an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side to methodically research and build your case to get the fair compensation you need. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, I am familiar with the local courts and the legal process. With over a decade of experience and hundreds of five-star client reviews, I will guide you through the legal process and fight to win the maximum amount of compensation available.
Getting Fair Compensation After a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident
Most clients are nervous about the legal process. That is understandable, considering you may not have filed a lawsuit or claim for compensation before. At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC, my goal is to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the entire process. I will thoroughly investigate to find the evidence needed to support your claim. That evidence might include:
- Video surveillance footage
- The testimony of eyewitnesses or employees who knew about the dangerous condition
- Expert witness testimony, including testimony from medical experts and accident reconstruction experts who can provide evidence about the cause and impact of the accident
I will also take on the burden of negotiating with the insurance adjusters and their defense attorneys. For most seriously injured clients, the consequences of not acting are much scarier than the legal process itself. If you were hurt in a slip and fall accident, you could have the right to recover all of your expenses related to the accident, as well as other more subjective costs.
Your compensation award may include:
- All medical expenses, including the cost of future treatment
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of your ability to enjoy your favorite activities if your injury was permanent
Call an Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer for Help with Your Claim Today
I can help you understand your legal rights and whether someone else might be at fault for your slip and fall accident. My goal is to win fair compensation to protect your future financial stability.
Your consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by calling to talk about what happened with an experienced New Jersey slip and fall accident lawyer. You can also fill out my online contact form and I will reach out to you. I serve clients throughout New Jersey.
Frequently Asked Questions About Slip & Fall Accident Claims in New Jersey
Yes. As long as you were on the property legally (you were not a trespasser), you may have the right to financial compensation for your injuries. However, the property owner’s duty to keep the property safe differs depending on why you were there. Business owners are held to a higher standard than private property owners. Business owners must both:
– Fix (or warn about) known hazards, and
– Conduct reasonable inspections to find any hidden dangers (and either fix or place adequate warnings about those dangers)
Private property owners (including homeowners) do not have a duty to inspect.
Property owners may be responsible for compensating accident victims even if the accident was partly your fault. A legal theory called comparative negligence lets the judge divide fault between multiple parties. In those cases, your compensation award can be reduced by the amount of your assigned fault.