Slip & Fall / Premises Liability in NJ
New Jersey Slip and Fall Lawyer
Landlords, and other owners of public property, have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. This means cleaning up spills on the floor, clearing snow and ice from the stairs and sidewalks, providing adequate lighting and generally using reasonable care to maintain the integrity of their property or construction site. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, and this failure to do so is called premises liability. My personal injury firm, the Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq. represents clients who have been injured on another person's property in premises liability cases. I handle premises liability cases arising from accidents in counties such as Sussex County, Union County, Morris County and Hunterdon County.
Winters in the northeast are unpredictable. A blizzard may be immediately followed by an unseasonably warm day that begins to melt the snow. The following day may bring sub-zero degree temperatures that freezes the melted snow, creating black ice. As a New Jersey slip and fall lawyer, I see many clients every winter who have been injured by slip and fall accidents in supermarket parking lots, on sidewalks, and on the stairways to their apartment buildings. The injuries range from the minor sprained ankle, to the severe traumatic brain injury and everything in between. When those injuries were foreseeable and avoidable by the owner of the building that is the basis for a finding of negligence and then liability.
If you have been injured in a trip and fall on someone else's property because of unsafe or dangerous property conditions, you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I may be able to recover the cost of your current and future out of pocket medical bills, as well as any loss of earnings if your injuries have rendered you unable to work.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of Francis M. Smith, Esq., with offices in Westfield, Morristown, Clinton, and Newton, today for a free initial phone consultation. I am available for consultation in my offices, at your home or office, or at the hospital. I serve clients in Westfield, Clinton, Morristown, Newton, Warren, Essex, Union County, Somerset County, and throughout New Jersey.