Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?
Each case is unique depending upon the facts of the slip and fall accident. Whether a property owner or business owner can be held responsible depends on whether the property owner adequately maintained the property and took precautions to prevent accidents.
Generally in New Jersey, the owner of property has a non-delegable duty to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. This includes the responsibility of promptly removing snow and accumulated ice.
Property owners may be held responsible if they or an employee created the hazard; knew about a hazard, but did nothing to fix it; or should have known about the hazard because a typical property owner, store keeper or landlord would have discovered the problem in routine maintenance of their property. If you have a question about whether someone may be held accountable for your fall injury, contact an experienced NJ or NY personal injury attorney. It costs nothing for an initial consultation with an accident attorney.
At Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., our New Jersey personal injury lawyers have been assisting victims of slip and falls and other accidents caused by dangerous or poorly maintained property since 1981. Slip and fall accidents can occur in a wide variety of places and involve various dangerous conditions. Our accident lawyers can help you get back on your feet physically, financially and emotionally after a serious fall.
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