New Jersey and New York Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers
Fall down accidents that are the result of dangerous property conditions can cause severe fractures and other injuries. Property owners have a duty to keep their properties reasonably safe for any visitors that may be on present on the premises, and when those unsafe conditions contribute to a fall down or other type of accident, the owners may be held liable by the injured victims. Fall down accident victims need to understand their rights and their options for obtaining compensation.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., in Freehold, New Jersey, our experienced personal injury lawyers represent the victims of fall down accidents in the states of New Jersey and New York. For more than two decades, our firm has assisted clients in filing premises liability claims and has helped many of our clients find the successful resolutions that they deserve. Despite our past success, we remain committed to providing quality and aggressive legal representation to each new client that we serve.
We have helped thousands of clients obtain the maximum recovery possible. Call toll free at 888-ELLIS-LAW to learn more about our personal injury representation.
Accidents Caused by Unsafe Property Conditions
The difficulty in fall down accident cases is determining what responsibility the property owner has in protecting those who may be on the property. There are certain accidents and injuries that property owners cannot reasonably prevent. Other unsafe property conditions, however, are the responsibility of an owner and that owner may be held liable when those conditions cause an accident.
Property owners have a responsibility to warn, disclose, maintain or identify unsafe property conditions, and in some cases, to eliminate dangerous property conditions.
At the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., our attorneys have the knowledge necessary to identify cases where a property owner has failed to live up to his or her responsibility and is liable for compensating accident victims. Our firm will aggressively pursue compensation for our clients that pays for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
The Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been injured on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence in keeping the facility or area safe? If so, you may need a premises liability lawyer to help you seek the compensation you truly deserve for your injuries.
What is premises liability?
Premises liability cases involve injuries suffered while on someone else’s property. Property owners and businesses have a duty to maintain safe properties for customers, pedestrians, and other visitors and to effectively warn people of possible dangers.
When a visitor to a property suffers a preventable injury, the law of premises liability determines the responsibility of the property owner or manager. The law applies both to residences and places of business. The key to slip and fall cases is to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent and your injury resulted from his or her negligence. A slip and fall attorney at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., may be able to help you get the money you truly deserve.
Proving negligence is the key in your premises liability case, but doing so can be difficult. A property owner is not responsible simply because someone was injured on his or her property. The property owner has to be proven negligent. The owner of the property must pay for losses caused by the dangerous condition of the property if the injured person can prove:
- The condition of the property was dangerous.
- The owner knew, or should have known, about the dangerous condition.
- The owner had a reasonable opportunity to correct or warn of the condition, which was not reasonably open and obvious to the injured party at the time of the accident.
What are examples of premises liability?
The following situations are examples of premises liability:
- Slip and falls caused by slippery floors or standing water, ice, or snow
- Trip and falls caused by damaged or uneven walkways, slippery stairs, or poor upkeep
- Inadequate security (i.e., lights, surveillance) resulting in a preventable assault by a third party
- Construction site injuries, particularly those involving persons other than workers
- Pool drownings
- Falling trees
- Products falling off of shelves at a store
Contact the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., After a Fall Down Injury
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury in a fall down accident or other accident that occurred as the result of unsafe property conditions, you need to understand your rights. Contact us at the Law Offices of Herbert I. Ellis, P.C., and speak with a lawyer at a free initial consultation. Send us an e-mail or call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-ELLIS-LAW. We speak Spanish, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian.