Slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere, anytime, and to nearly anyone, including you. More than likely everyone you know has slipped and fallen more than once, usually with little injury other than perhaps a bruise or cut. However, slip and falls (as well as trip and fall accidents) can cause serious physical harm, pain and suffering and, sadly, even death.
When a severe slip and fall accident occurs, for example, what to do, how to do it and can anything be done? Further questions include, who pays for medical treatment or what happens to my bills if I’m unable to work?
There are so many issues that can result from a slip and fall accident which causes serious injury that it’s impossible to anticipate them all. However, some answers can determine whether you can file an insurance claim or pursue legal action against the owner/operator of the premises or the owner of the property on which the accident occurred.
The slip and fall lawyers in Newark, NJ, are going to answer some issues that can arise from a slip and fall accident:
- The person who is responsible for a slip and fall accident
- Failure of owner to comply with a regulation or other legal obligation
- You may be partially at fault after getting hurt
With any personal injury, in which another party may have caused one, there may be more than one person or entity potentially responsible for your damages resulting from a slip and fall accident. In New Jersey, slip and fall accidents can be caused by either the owner or the occupier of the premises, and they may be deemed liable for the accident. Either way, it is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney in Newark, NJ.
Besides, when it comes to the failure of a property owner or occupier to comply with a building code regulation or other legal obligation. This is some cases can be used as evidence.
A failure to comply with a building code or other regulation when such failure causes or contributes to the existence of a dangerous condition can help you make a case for negligence. In other words, a property owner or occupier is legally obligated to obey the law, whether it is a local building code, federal legislation or anything in between. However, the ordinance or regulation is the minimum standard of care, and many times a relevant standard of care in the industry can and is much stricter.
Furthermore, a slip and fall accident in which you were hurt can be viewed as partially your fault. In some instances, your recovery for damages might be reduced but not for all situations.
Not all accidents happen to us solely because someone else is at fault. They often occur because we’ve been somewhat trusting of a situation, and so our attention can be distracted very easily. In New Jersey, slip and fall accidents are known as “comparative fault.” Simply it means that a jury can find you 20% at fault and the owner of the property 80% at fault.
Console and Associates P.C., the slip and fall lawyers in Newark, NJ have represented clients with just about every kind of slip and fall injury – ranging from minor injuries to the worst case – wrongful death.
More questions about your fall, what rights you have, and how it all fits together? Call Console and Associates P.C. at 862-229-1137 or email your query at [email protected].
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