New Jersey car insurance policies operate on a “no fault” basis, meaning anytime a person is injured in a car accident, they are able to turn to their own car insurance provider for compensation for damages like medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, many drivers opt… Read More
In general, when someone is injured on a property because of unsafe conditions like exposed wiring, uncovered sewer openings, loose steps, unmarked wet floors, etc, that injured party would file a premises liability claim against the property’s owner, maintenance staff, landlord, or potentially some combination of the responsible parties. These premises liability claims generally assume… Read More
Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Attorney Representing Clients in Somerset and Hunterdon, New Jersey A medical malpractice claim can arise if a doctor gives the wrong medication for the treatment of a disease. The medical professional will be personally held liable for prescribing the wrong medication or an incorrect dose of the medication that result in… Read More
Medical Malpractice Attorney serving clients across Somerset and Hunterdon County, NJ Having any surgery, even minor, can be a very scary experience. We place our trust in our surgeons and other medical staff to conduct surgical procedures in an efficient, effective, and professional manner. It is difficult to imagine that surgical errors as grave as… Read More
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Personal Injury Attorney in Somerville, New Jersey
Perhaps you were walking on a sidewalk or in a parking lot, down an aisle in a grocery store, up the stairs in your apartment building, or through a food court in a mall–there are thousands of everyday places and activities that may result in a slip and fall accident. When these incidents occur, questions arise such as: Who is responsible? How can you prove fault? Are you entitled to damages? And if so, what will be included in your compensation? In order to ensure that your rights and upheld and your interests thoroughly advocated for, it is highly advisable to have a skilled personal injury attorney on your side. He or she can walk you through every phase of the complex legal process, battle with insurance companies and opposing counsel, and aggressively advocate for the compensation you deserve.
Brian J. Levine is a seasoned personal injury lawyer with nearly three decades of experience advocating for injured victims in Somerset and Hunterdon counties and throughout New Jersey. With extensive knowledge and credentials, Mr. Levine is among the only 3% of attorneys who are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. His unique experience on both sides of personal injury cases allows him to develop the most effective strategies for dealing with insurance companies and plaintiffs who are reluctant to pay just compensation, if at all. When you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, he is the type of dedicated, attentive legal advocate that you want in your corner. To find the answers to your questions and receive an honest case assessment, contact the Somerville law offices of Brian Levine at 908-524-0123 today. We provide initial consultations free of charge.
Slip and Fall Lawyer in Bridgewater NJ
What is a Slip and Fall?
Although slip and fall is a commonly used term in our world today, understanding slip and fall from a legal perspective is important when you have been injured. Slip and fall is a type of personal injury case, more specifically, it is a form of premises liability. These accidents occur when an individual slips or trips and falls on someone else’s property. The liability comes into play when the owner or operator of the property fails to take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of the premises. In other words, if the property owner does not take steps to prevent or to correct a hazardous condition on their premises and you are injured in a slip and fall accident as a result, the property owner may be held liable for damages.
What Potential Hazards May Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents?
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, for a myriad of reasons. Some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
Torn, uneven, or bulging carpeting or flooring
Slippery flooring resulting from spills, recent cleaning, or polishing
Failure to use signage to indicated wet flooring
Broken, worn, or uneven stairs, or stairs without railings
Cracked sidewalks or walkways
Sidewalks, parking lots, or walkways that have uncleared snow or unsalted ice
Debris, leaves, or garbage that has not been removed
Issues with elevators or escalators
Determining Liability and Damages for Slip and Fall Accidents
Every slip and fall case is unique. Determining liability and assigning negligence must be done on a case-by-case basis. However, in order to have grounds for a claim:
(1) the slip and fall accident must have occurred on someone else’s property (commercial or residential)
(2) there must have been a dangerous condition that led to the event
(3) the property owner or operator was aware of, or should have been aware of, the potential risk; and
(4) the liable party failed to take reasonable measures to correct or alleviate it.
When you have identified the negligent party, you may pursue damages including: medical expenses, rehabilitative treatment, necessary future accommodations, loss of income, and pain and suffering. An experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer can thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your slip and fall accident, determine liability, and construct a compelling case to support your claim for compensation.
Contact a Hillsborough NJ Slip and Fall Lawyer for a Free Consultation
We invite you to contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine to schedule a free and confidential consultation regarding your slip and fall case. Our law office, based in Somerville, New Jersey, can be reached at 908-524-0123. Don’t delay in finding the answers you need today.
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