Slip & Fall on Ice and Snow on Stairs at Apartment Complexes
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There is nothing worse in the winter than trying to navigate through snowy, icy stairs. Walking up or down slippery stairs can be dangerous. Lack of hazard signage or poorly maintained stairways can cause a serious slip and fall accident. Suppose a third-party worker or apartment tenant sustains serious, life-altering injuries. In this case, they could start a personal injury claim against the property owner and/or the contractor responsible to maintain the safety of the stairs and apartment complex property during a snow or ice event.
Now, you may be wondering who is responsible for your injuries. The property owner and/or third party maintenance company responsible for maintaining the premises may be held accountable for your injuries at a multiple-family living complex or apartment building in New Jersey.
Contact our team today if you, or someone you know, recently slipped and fell down a flight of stairs at an apartment or townhouse complex. Whether a person was a delivery worker, tenant, or visitor, the property should be kept safe through regular property inspections. Start chatting with us right now or call us at (973) 920-7900 for your FREE consultation.
Common Slip & Fall Injuries on Icy Stairs at an Apartment Complex
The types of slip & fall injuries on ice and snow-covered stairs include:
- Fractured Hips
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Broken Hip
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
What Compensation Can You Receive for a Slip & Fall Accident?
The types of compensation you can receive due to a slip and fall accident include:
- Medical Expenses
- Medical Devices
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
Our experienced New Jersey Slip & Fall Accident Attorneys will work with you and obtain all necessary records for your case. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we will review the details of your potential claim so that you understand each step of the process to file a personal injury claim, and ensure your rights are protected.
New Jersey Laws For Multiple Family Buildings
Apartment owners and property managers are responsible for maintaining their premises, ensuring safe ingress and egress to make sure anyone walking on their property is safe from snow and ice. This includes clearing snow and ice, or other debris, on all building stairs. As an owner, a duty of care is owed to invitees and licensees. This means that if a person is a delivery driver, a visitor, or a tenant, they are owed a level of care. Proper hazard posts and ongoing site inspections should occur at the property. However, negligent property owners or companies may overlook unsafe conditions, and not tend to necessary maintenance or defects.
Visitors and tenants of a property are expected to be aware of their surroundings. This includes looking at the pathway on which they walk, avoiding any potential threats to the best of their ability, and paying attention to signage. Suppose a person decides to run or be uncareful going up or down stairways. In that case, they may be subjected to reduced compensation for any injuries. In this case, the injured person is considered partially at fault for their accident.
If you, or someone you know, slipped and fell and was seriously injured on a rental property, you may have a personal injury claim. You can gather necessary records and start a claim against the property owner’s third-party property management company, the owner of the apartment complex, or other entities.
New Jersey Multiple-Family Building Property Owner Mandates
In New Jersey, property owners must provide clean and safe stairs for all visitors. A premises liability case can be complex, so it’s crucial to speak to an experienced New Jersey premises liability attorney as soon as possible if you have been seriously injured due to unsafe or slippery stairs.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should immediately seek medical treatment if you are injured. This also creates a record of your accident and your injuries, allowing a paper trail to form, which is beneficial for building your case. The following are ways to help create your case:
- Documentation. After a serious slip and fall accident, it’s important to collect evidence of the dangerous condition that caused you to fall. If you can, take photographs of the area where you fell, or ask a friend to take pictures. Also, note any witnesses who saw you fall, and get their contact information.
- Seek Medical Attention. After a severe fall, immediately seek medical attention. The medical team can determine the best, immediate treatment for you. Obtaining a medical diagnosis and treatment plan is crucial.
- Contact Our Attorneys Today. Our premises liability attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. We will work with you to ensure you receive proper guidance and treatments. We will review your records and build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact A Slip and Fall Accident Attorney at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Today!
If you suffered a serious injury in a New Jersey slip and fall accident, the dedicated New Jersey Slip and Fall Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. For more than 30 years, we have been helping clients who have been seriously injured in all types of accidents. We are a five-star rated law firm, recovering a total of more than $100 million on behalf of our clients. We will do our best to hold the negligent party, or parties, fully accountable for their actions and get you the justice you deserve.
We recognize the challenges you face as a result of a serious slip and fall injury, and are uniquely positioned to help you through the recovery process. To learn more and to schedule a FREE consultation, give us a call today at 973-920-7900. You can also connect with us through our online form. There is never a fee unless we win your case. We have two conveniently offices, located in Denville and Morristown.
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Being injured or having a family member injured can have serious and lifelong consequences. We can try to ease the burden. Contact us today to learn more about how our team of experienced New Jersey accident attorneys can support you through these challenging times.