Woodbridge, NJ Slip & Fall Attorney
Representing New Jersey clients after slip and falls
Slip and fall accidents can leave a victim with serious injuries. When you are faced with a serious injury after a slip and fall accident, you need an effective attorney to protect your future. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. understands the impact a slip and fall accident has on the victim. The firm handles all slip and fall matters, including sidewalk, parking lot, municipal, and supermarket accidents. The firm also handles all weather-related accidents and premises liability. If you need quality legal services from an experienced attorney, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. in Woodbridge NJ for a consultation today.
When walking the sidewalks of New Jersey, we are faced with dangers that aren’t easily seen. Slipping or tripping on sidewalk hazards can leave us with serious injuries that can impact our lives for years. One can face a variety of injuries, including fractured bones, spinal cord damage, concussion, and much worse. Some physical damage can hide for years before showing signs and impacting a person’s life. In New Jersey, the burden of proof is on the victim.
Many of us frequent parking garages and parking lots that offer easy access to a multitude of municipal, residential, and commercial properties, including courthouses, schools, malls, apartments, airports, and more. The owner of the property is responsible for the condition of the parking garage. They must monitor their parking garages and keep them reasonably free of hazards that can cause people harm. If they do not fulfill their obligation, people can get hurt. Unattended conditions like snow and ice, surface issues, loose debris, dangerous substances, and poor lighting put everyone in danger.
Some of the most common slip and fall accidents are ones that involve weather conditions. While we walk on streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, we are subject to hazards that can cause us injuries. If you get hurt on a walking surface because of snow, ice, or standing water, you could face injuries including broken bones, concussion, spinal cord damage, and worse. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, and a serious impact on your quality of life can burden you for many years.
As pedestrians, we walk the streets, sidewalks, parking facilities, and any other walking surface with the hope that the property owner will take every precaution to ensure a safe passage. Often, a slip and fall accident will occur because of a negligent private or commercial property owner. When the property is owned by a municipality, the situation is much different. Like any property owner, a municipality should be regularly monitoring public walking surfaces and clear any hazard that may put people in danger.
Property owners have the responsibility to monitor their property for hazards that can cause injury and address these problems in a timely manner. Most property owners take the necessary precautions to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some property owners act negligently. If you have been seriously injured on a private, commercial or municipal property and had a lawful reason to be there, you need to think about your legal options. Though property owners have the obligation to protect those who frequent their property, the burden of proof is on the victim in a personal injury case.
When we walk through the aisles of our supermarket, we are not aware of the dangers that lurk. We believe that the supermarket staff is actively protecting us as we do our errands. We hope that the staff is frequently monitoring the store for hazards that can cause its consumers harm. Unfortunately, not all supermarket staff take the necessary care when doing their jobs and it may lead to a serious injury of a customer. You could be injured by a wide variety of hazards, including outdoor elements that are brought into the store, spills, loose produce, falling items, and unattended products on the floor.