When someone is injured from a slip, trip, or fall because of a dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property, victims are generally entitled to file a claim for damages. Our lawyers at Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., have been helping people since 1981. We build strong cases so that they can obtain compensation for their medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you are injured because of dangerous property conditions, contact our experienced premises liability attorneys to learn about your options. Call our New Jersey or New York offices to schedule a free initial consultation.
Often referred to as “slip and falls,” the cause of premises accidents due to negligence or misconduct by property owners may depend on a variety of issues. Slip and falls can result in such serious injuries as back injuries, head injuries and compound fractures due to a variety of property conditions:
Many times people fall due to a combination of several factors. Fresh snow may conceal potholes. Ice may serve as a lubricant for uneven steps. Improperly installed handrails or lack of sufficient lighting can easily cause or contribute to a fall down accident. Negligent security can cause a fall while when escaping an assault.
Some causes of falls are due to building code violations and violations of the BOCA Code. New Jersey has special laws for hotels and multiple dwelling unit apartments. These codes not only set standards for the construction of buildings, they also set standards for the safe maintenance of the property. At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., we consult with experts who determine whether there was a violation of the various New Jersey standards of maintenance. We employ engineers to conduct an on site inspection of the property where the injury occurred. Their investigation usually involves an interview with the client, a field inspection including measurements and forensic testing, as well as taking or examining accident scene photographs.
Dangerous premises accidents differ from other personal injury cases because the negligent and unsafe conditions can be quickly removed or remedied. Furthermore, many victims do not know the full extent of injury until they arrive home and realize they have more than a temporary sprain or strain, especially with child injuries. Loss of physical evidence makes property liability more difficult to prove. If you are injured due to dangerous property conditions, it is important to remember these guidelines:
Many times it is difficult to determine who was responsible for the care and maintenance or safety at the accident site. However, once a responsible party is identified, they should be notified about your incident. If possible, report it to a property owner as soon as possible, preferably under the advice of a lawyer. Also try to obtain a copy of the accident report.
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our lawyers have helped numerous people seriously hurt due of defective or dangerous property conditions obtain money damages and other compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, contact a lawyer who knows how to build a strong case for you. We are proud to represent people in Teaneck, Newark, Elizabeth, Paterson, Trenton, and the entire New York metro region.
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