How Much is My New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?

Can You Sue for Slip and Fall in New Jersey?

How Much is My New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Case Worth?

Slipping and falling is one of the most common causes of injuries among older adults. Slips and falls occur due to various factors such as poor lighting conditions, slippery floors, uneven surfaces, and loose carpets. Falls are especially dangerous for those over 65 years old because they often result in serious injury or death.

In fact, slips and falls account for nearly half of all fatal accidents in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and fall accidents cost Americans $6 billion each year. This number does not include medical costs, lost wages, or pain and suffering.

In New Jersey, our slip and fall accident lawyers at Garden State Justice Group represent clients injured due to slips and falls caused by dangerous conditions on the property. These include unsafe steps, slippery floors, broken tiles, loose rugs, and icy or uneven sidewalks.

What Is a Slip and Fall Accident?

A slip and fall accident happens when you trip over something on the floor or step and fall down. This can cause injuries such as bruises, cuts, scrapes, sprains, and broken bones. The NFSI stated that the most common injury of falls are fractures, which affect 5% of all people who fall. 

Premise liability refers to a legal theory under which an owner or occupier of land owes a duty of care to persons lawfully on his premises. Premises liability law is designed to protect individuals from harm caused by dangerous conditions on the property.

A person may be liable for injuries sustained by another individual due to the negligence of the owner or occupier of the premises.

An owner or occupier of real property has a duty to exercise reasonable care to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. This duty extends to invitees, licensees, and trespassers. However, an owner or occupier owes a duty of care towards others who enter the premises. For example, a store owner owes a duty of care toward a customer who slips on ice outside the entrance to the store.

What Are Some Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents?

There are several things that can lead to a slip and fall accident. These include:

  • Slippery floors
  • Wet floors
  • Tripping hazards
  • Poor lighting
  • Lack of handrails
  • Too much clutter
  • Unsafe conditions
  • Poorly designed walkways
  • Poorly lit areas
  • Poorly maintained properties
  • Poorly maintained sidewalks
  • Poorly maintained parking lots

What Do I Do After a Slip and Fall?

Slips and falls are common injuries that can lead to serious injury or death. If you've been injured in a slip and fall accident, here are some things you should know about what happens next.

  1. First, call 911 immediately. This is the first step in any emergency situation.
  2. Second, don't move. Wait until medical personnel arrives.
  3. Third, tell everyone else where you were and what happened. Don't leave out any details.
  4. Fourth, ask questions. Ask the person who called 911 if he or she knows anything about the accident.
  5. Fifth, document everything. Take pictures of the scene, write down names and numbers, and collect evidence.
  6. Sixth, file a claim. File a claim with your insurance company right away.
  7. Seventh, see a doctor. Get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.
  8. Eighth, follow up. Make sure you get all the information you need from your doctors and insurance companies.

How Much is My Slip and Fall Lawsuit Worth?

A slip and fall accident can cause serious injuries such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord damage. If you suffer an injury due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

When you slip and fall on someone else's property, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

But how much is your slip and fall lawsuit worth? That depends on several factors. Here are five things to consider when determining the value of your claim.

  • How Serious Is Your Injury?
  • What Type of Accident Caused Your Injury?
  • Who Is Responsible for the Accident?
  • How Long Has It Been Since the Accident Occurred?
  • What Are Your Medical Bills Currently Costing You?

To learn more about how much you can expect to receive for your slip and fall lawsuit, contact an experienced slip and fall attorney. They can offer free consultations and case evaluations to help you better understand the worth of your slip and fall case.

Why Should You Hire a Skilled Attorney?

If you were injured due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A skilled attorney can help you recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses caused by an injury.

An experienced attorney knows what types of evidence you need to prove your case. He or she can help you gather evidence, such as surveillance video footage, witness statements, and medical records.  Insurance companies often offer low settlement amounts to avoid paying out claims. However, an experienced attorney will negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident can be very complex. An experienced attorney has handled similar cases in the past and will be familiar with the legal requirements involved. Medical bills can add up quickly after a slip and fall accident. An experienced attorney will know how to handle these expenses so you don't have to worry about them. An experienced attorney is highly trained in the legal system. He or she will know what steps to take next after filing your claim.

Hiring a skilled attorney for a personal injury lawsuit is important. It's one way you can protect yourself against unfair settlements and win fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Get a Free Consultation about Your New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Claim

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and believe that the property owner was negligent, contact our law firm immediately. Our legal team at Garden State Justice Group offers free consultations and accepts cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay until we win your case.

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Date Published: April 27, 2022
Shane Sullivan, Esq. is a New Jersey Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer that represents those who were injured or the family's of those killed by the negligence of others in personal injury lawsuits throughout New Jersey.
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