Assert Your Rights After Injury On Dangerous Property
A person who suffers a serious injury in a slip-and-fall accident should take quick action to consult a personal injury attorney who can help the injury victim preserve evidence, secure top-quality medical care and present a thoroughly researched settlement demand to the responsible property owner.
A slip-and-fall accident can lead to broken bones, severe soft-tissue sprains or muscle tears. Unfortunately, they can be complex injury cases to resolve satisfactorily — in part because property owners and insurance companies are sometimes prejudiced against injury victims who claim that a slippery substance or broken stair rail caused major injury.
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After a serious injury, consult an experienced Hackensack slip-and-fall accident lawyer at Breslin & Breslin to get an honest assessment of your legal rights and a clear description of your various options. Our New Jersey law firm has a long-standing reputation as an ethical and professional personal injury law firm, and we provide honest and practical evaluations of potential personal injury claims.
Our law firm recovered a $755,000 settlement on behalf of a nurse’s aide who was injured when she slipped on ice while visiting patients at a nursing home. The woman fractured her right fibula and tore leg ligaments, and required three separate surgeries. Even after she recovered, she was unable to resume her career as a nurse’s aide.
Property Owners Owe A Duty Of Care Toward Visitors
When a slip-and-fall accident occurs due to a property owner’s negligence — or the negligence of an agent of the property owner — then the property owner may be legally responsible for compensating the injury victim for losses suffered as a result of the accident. In legal terminology, this is known as premises liability. Examples of property owner negligence that could result in a serious slip-and-fall accident include:
- Failure to clean up a spill or put out a warning sign within a reasonable time period
- Failure to repair a parking lot pothole known to cause shoppers to trip and fall
- Failure to remove accumulated snow and ice within a reasonable time
- Failure to repair a broken handrail on a stairway