New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyers
Most folks envision a slip and fall accident as taking place in a grocery store, when a shopper loses footing in a puddle of spilled liquid or when they step on a stray grape or other piece of fruit. However, these potentially debilitating slip and fall accidents can and do occur almost anywhere, in parking lots, on sidewalks or stairs, at the mall or at a local business.
The statistics on slip and fall accidents are grim. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), out of one million people, about 17,000 die from these kinds of slip and fall accidents every year. As many as fifteen percent of all on-the-job injuries reported in New Jersey and across the United States are slip and falls.
Slip and Fall Accidents & Liability
All property owners are required to keep their property free of any debris that could cause a customer, visitor, or passer-by to slip and fall. If a freshly mopped floor or icy sidewalk jeopardizes the health of a store’s patrons, the unsafe area must be clearly marked to alert people to the possible danger.
Spilled liquid must be cleaned up within a reasonable amount of time. Dangerous stairways must be adequately lit at nighttime. Cracks, holes or uneven sections in sidewalks must be repaired to eliminate the danger of an accidental trip or slip. Many landlords and business owners neglect their duty to keep their properties safe.
New Jersey Slip & Fall Lawsuits
Our experienced lawyers have had extensive success in litigating slip and fall lawsuits. In fact, we have one of the largest New Jersey slip and fall settlements that we are aware of: a $2.5 million slip and fall settlement in which our client suffered severe spinal injuries as a result of slipping on water (terms of the settlement are confidential). In another case, our New Jersey slip and fall attorneys won a $890,000 jury verdict for the widow of an eighty-year-old New Jersey resident who slipped on an icy parking lot outside a grocery store. He suffered spinal injuries that caused him to suffocate and die on the spot in front of his elderly wife. She received compensation for her husband’s pain, suffering, and her loss of his services for her, as well as emotional distress for having to helplessly watch him as he died. Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
At the New Jersey law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our slip and fall lawyers aggressively pursue the rights of slip and fall accident victims.
Contact our New Jersey Slip and Fall Attorneys
At Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, our lawyers specialize in protecting the rights of people who were injured in slip and fall accidents. We will fight to recover damages for personal injuries and other losses. Our team will assess the situation, visit the site, take photos, document your injuries, and provide the most aggressive and effective legal representation. If you or a loved one have been injured please contact our New Jersey slip and fall law firm today. We will respond as soon as possible to discuss your case at no cost to you.