When we think of slip and fall accidents, we generally think of icy and snowy weather. And it’s true, the majority of these accidents do happen in the wintertime. But beware, slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, whether you trip on a crack in the sidewalk the owner has failed to fix or you slip on a puddle of water in a grocery store.
But when does a simple accident call for legal representation? If you were injured in a slip and fall accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you need to call Jersey City personal injury lawyer Anthony Carbone. For more than 25 years, we have handled thousands of slip and fall accident cases and we know how to get the compensation you deserve.
Who is Responsible for Your Slip and Fall Accident?
If you were on the property of a business or another person and had an accident, the person responsible for your injuries. This is called premises liability. It means that the owner of the property is responsible for the safety of the environment. However, in order to be successful in your claim against someone, many factors come into play such as:
- Whether the conditions of the property were unsafe, such as an accumulation of snow and ice, wet floors, damaged sidewalks, pothole or debris
- The property owner was a cause for the unsafe condition (i.e. leaving a hose out for you to trip over) or allowed the condition to persist
- The property owner was aware of the dangerous conditions yet didn’t do anything to fix it
- You were not warned ahead of time of the dangerous conditions
There are many things to consider when pursuing a slip and fall accident case. Even if you don’t think it was your property owner’s fault or your injury is serious enough, you should still consider legal action, especially if the insurance company denies your claim.
If you or someone you love has suffered a slip and fall accident and you would like to learn more about your options, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for your free consultation. We welcome clients from Hudson County, Essex County, Union County and throughout New Jersey.