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Slip and Fall Accidents

New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers

Representing those injured from slip and falls throughout the state.

Property owners have a legal responsibility to reasonably maintain their premises in a safe condition for employees, customers, and visitors. It is a property owner's duty to be aware of and adequately warn visitors of potential hazards on the premises to prevent slip and fall accidents. 

 

If you are injured in a slip and fall accident as a result of a dangerous condition while you are on a commercial or public property, such as an office building, grocery store, public sidewalk, or park, the business or public entity owner may be liable for your injuries. Alternatively, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident on a residential property or private property, such as an apartment building or a person's home, the land or homeowner may be liable for your injuries. Regardless if a property is owned by a large corporation or your neighbor, the owner has a legal responsibility to ensure visitors on their premises are safe from dangerous conditions that could lead to injury or death.

The term “slip and fall” applies to a broad range of causes for injury a person may suffer when they slip, trip or fall due to an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition on someone else’s property. Various factors can contribute to slip and fall accidents on a property, such as slippery floors from standing water, ice, or snow; uneven or damaged walkways, poor maintenance of grounds, inadequate lighting, unsecured objects falling from shelves at a store, unattended or unsafe swimming pools, and unsafe construction sites, for both workers and pedestrians.

Slip and fall accidents pose a threat of danger in daily activities of everyday life and fall accidents happen each year at an alarming rate:

  • According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in the United States

  • More than 8 million people visit the emergency room for fall injuries in the U.S. each year 

  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injuries

  • For those 65 or older, one out of five falls causes serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury

  • Over 60% of nursing home residents will fall each year

  • For workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of occupational injuries

  • Falls are the leading cause of home injuries, with most fall injuries happening at ground level

  • Half of all accidental deaths in the home are caused by a fall

 

Slip and Fall accidents can have devastating aftereffects on victims, including temporary to longterm physical injuries, lost wages, crippling medical bills, and debilitating mental health conditions. Slip and fall accident injuries can include:

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If you or a loved one find yourself the victim of a slip and fall accident, hiring a skilled personal injury attorney is the best way to protect your rights. At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, we have decades of experience representing clients who have been seriously injured in slip and fall accidents. Our firm understands the investigation needed to gather evidence and how to use those facts to win the maximum compensation for you.

 

At Rinaldo and Rinaldo, we fight for our client's rights in and out of the courtroom to ensure the compensation received reflects the damages suffered. Contact us today for a free case consultation. 

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