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At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we take our commitment to clients seriously. Todd Leonard proudly carries on the legacy of his father as he provides compassionate but relentless personal injury representation for his clients, offering both exceptional service and proven results.
We take great pride in being there for clients when they need us the most. We will do everything in our power to obtain the BEST possible result for you.
Experienced Slip and Fall Injury Lawyers That Get Results
Slip and fall accidents can occur on either private or commercial property and under many different conditions. If you were injured you may be able to take legal action to recover financial compensation for your injuries as a result of the negligence of the owner or others responsible for your slip and fall accident. If you were injured while in the course of employment you may also be entitled to seek compensation from the workers’ compensation system, as well as the insurance company of the property owner, snow removal contractor, property manager or from the government.
While some people may argue that slip and fall accidents are nothing to make a fuss of, the fact of the matter is, these accidents are often a reflection of dangerous conditions on the property where they occurred. This means that the property owner may be liable for them. Injuries that arise from slip and fall accidents can be severe and, in some cases, life-threatening.
Icy Sidewalks Are Dangerous. If You Were In a Slip & Fall Accident on an Icy Sidewalk, You Should Talk to a Lawyer
In New Jersey it is very common in the winter months to have snow and ice present on walkways, driveways, parking lots, steps and sidewalks. Many people fall during the winter due to snow and ice. There are numerous issues that have to be evaluated when someone falls as a result of snow and ice. Our New Jersey slip & fall lawyers has tremendous experience representing clients who have fallen due to negligence from improper snow and ice removal, lack of salting and sanding, and or improper drainage.
Types of Slip & Fall Cases
Slip & fall claims typically arise when a responsibility to create safe conditions is not met. Personal injury cases resulting from slip and falls can be complicated and it's important to document the condition that caused your fall. We recommend that our clients try and take photos immediately and get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses. Slip and fall injuries become much more commonplace in the wintertime, as there is a much higher danger of slipping and falling, or of hazards being obscured by snow.
Slip and fall accidents fall under a larger category of law called premises liability. Premises liability laws allow people who have been hurt by dangerous, unsafe, or toxic conditions on a property to hold the property's owner accountable for failing to address those conditions. The following are a few examples of incidents that can be grounds for property liability cases:
- "Slip and falls" and "trip and falls"
- Falls due to improper lighting or broken stair handrails
- Falls due to snow or ice such as freeze and re-freeze
- Trips due to potholes in the parking lots of commercial establishments like shopping malls and supermarkets
Shopping Mall and Supermarket Accidents
Commercial property owners have a legal duty to people who come onto their property in order to purchase their products or services. Business property owners have the responsibility to make sure their property is reasonably safe for visitors. When a visitor is seriously injured due to an unsafe condition on the property, such as in supermarket or shopping mall accidents, the injured person may seek financial compensation for their injuries, out of pocket expenses, wage losses, bills, and other areas of damages.
Dangers that may present risks at supermarket or shopping malls include:
- Falls due to improperly maintained aisles (such as slippery liquid or debris on the floor)
- Broken stair handrails or escalators
- Trips due to potholes in parking lots
Slip & fall cases can be extremely difficult to prove. It is often difficult to document the dangerous condition that led to the accident, whether it occurred at a shopping mall, a restaurant, a supermarket, or a retail store, since the dangerous condition is often quickly repaired after someone is hurt. Whenever possible, we urge you to document the dangerous condition that caused your injuries at a commercial establishment by taking photographs and seek immediate legal advice. If you are not able to photograph the area, you should ask a family member or friend. Our firm looks closely into every aspect of your injury, demanding access to store incident reports and surveillance tapes and other potential evidence. In cases involving supermarket or shopping mall accidents, this meticulous investigation is what has allowed our clients to get the compensation they deserved.