Springfield Lawyers Seek Compensation for Clients Hurt in Slip and Falls
Attorneys take on negligent property owners throughout New Jersey
Suffering a slip and fall injury might lead to expensive healthcare bills, time out of work and serious pain. If your accident occurred while on someone else’s premises, perhaps their carelessness was the cause. At PKM Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield, our proven litigators represent clients throughout New Jersey in claims involving slip and fall incidents. We’ll examine the pertinent facts and, if they support a case for legal relief, we’ll work diligently to hold the negligent parties accountable.
Effective litigators work to prove defendants’ fault in premises liability cases
To win damages in a slip and fall case, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed a duty of care to them and then violated that duty, resulting in damages. Typically, property owners have to keep their premises safe for guests by removing or identifying potential hazards. If a defendant claims that they were prudent about protecting the people allowed on their property, we can examine standard practices and whether the defendant knew, or should have known, about the danger. Our firm also counters defenses alleging that the victim slipped because they were looking at their phone or contributed to their own injury in some other way.
Locations where slip and fall injuries frequently occur
A slip and fall injury caused by negligence can occur indoors or outdoors. Common locations for these incidents include:
- Supermarkets and other stores — Liquids that spill onto a supermarket floor, surfaces that are wet due to the weather outside and obstacles in store aisles present a hazard for shoppers.
- Sidewalks and parking lots — Icy sidewalks, parking lot potholes and other hard-to-see dangers should be cleared quickly. Poor lighting also is a factor in many outdoor slip and fall cases.
- Offices and other business settings — Whether it’s an office, restaurant or some other type of business establishment, the people who work there every day might be used to a bump in the floor or loose tile. However, customers and other visitors likely aren’t aware of these problems.
- Private homes — Along with businesses, homeowners also have a legal obligation to safeguard the people they invite onto their premises.
No matter where you got hurt, our firm is committed to maximizing the financial recovery you collect so you can address your medical bills, lost income and other types of harm stemming from your slip and fall incident.
Why it’s best to hire a lawyer promptly for your slip and fall case
Many slip and fall cases hinge on whether the defendant took reasonable measures to keep guests safe. It’s important to get the facts as quickly as possible in these matters because a property owner or manager might attempt to remove the hazard in order make it look as if they took proper care at the time of the injury. We are skillful personal injury lawyers who know how to construct a comprehensive case using physical evidence, witness accounts and expert testimony when warranted. However, the longer you wait, the easier it is for key evidence to disappear, so it’s wise take prompt action.
Contact a respected New Jersey injury lawyer to discuss a slip and fall claim
PKM Personal Injury Lawyers represent New Jersey residents who have been hurt in slip and fall accidents on someone else’s property. Please call 908-677-5012 or contact us online to schedule a meeting regarding your case. We are located in Springfield.