Who is Responsible for Slip & Fall Accidents on Commercial Property in New Jersey?
Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017
A slip and fall accident can occur at any given moment on a commercial property in New Jersey, causing serious injuries. Often, visitors, guests or workers on commercial property don’t know their rights or feel intimidated to bring a claim or lawsuit against the responsible business entities.
Examples of unsafe or hazardous conditions at commercial properties include an unsalted sidewalk during snow or icy conditions, a broken curb or sidewalk, a pothole, a broken handrail, or slippery / unsafe entranceways, such as at a retail store, hotel, parking garage or shopping mall. Clearly, visitors and business invitees at commercial establishments have a have a reasonable expectation to enter and exit a business without having an accident or injury due to an unsafe condition. Business owners, property management firms, and/or the contractors they hire to maintain, inspect and repair their premises should ensure a safe environment inside and outside their property for their customers and guests.
To be successful in a New Jersey slip and fall accident lawsuit, you must prove the landlord or property/business owner was negligent in not maintaining their property in a safe condition, and/or his contractor’s actions (such as a snow removal contractor or maintenance company), or lack thereof, led to dangerous conditions that caused your fall down accident. In sum, it is a commercial property owner’s responsibility to take reasonable steps to ensure their premises are safe, and that no dangerous conditions exist where someone could slip, trip or fall. The aftermath of a serious slip and fall injury can have devastating and lifelong consequences. You may now be faced with lost wages, costly medical bills, and may have to change your way of living.
It is important to note that New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now to protect your legal rights.
The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling all types of Slip and Fall accident injury claims throughout New Jersey. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has devoted his entire career to fighting for his clients’ rights. Our firm passionately represents our clients who have been injured, and his team of experienced New Jersey Slip & Fall Lawyers are dedicated to doing their best to help their clients, and will treat you like family.
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If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, or lost a loved one in a New Jersey trip and fall accident, it is important to contact our team of experienced New Jersey Accident lawyers. Our firm passionately represents our clients who have been injured, and our New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys are dedicated to doing their best in helping their clients, and will always stay in close communication with you.
The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has four convenient locations, including in Morris County, New Jersey –
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