Slip-And-Fall Accidents: Your Right To Compensation
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and free of hazardous conditions. When property owners fail to do this, they put the public in danger.
At R.C. Shea & Associates, we have been helping slip-and-fall victims for over 35 years. We hold negligent property owners liable for the injuries they’ve caused and maximize the compensation our clients receive.
Proving Your Slip-And-Fall Case
If a property owner knew a dangerous condition existed, did nothing to fix the situation and you were hurt as a result, you have a premises liability claim.
It is not necessary that the property owner actually knew of the danger. If the condition existed long enough that the owner should have known about it, then he or she can be held liable.
Common causes of slip-and-fall injuries include:
- Uncleaned spills
- Broken staircases
- Loose floorboards or carpet
- Wet or waxed floors without adequate warning
- Potholes in parking lots
- Inadequate lighting
Who Is Liable?
The owner may not be the person occupying the property. For example, a landlord rents an apartment to a tenant, or a grocery store may lease its space from a commercial property owner. Determining who is legally liable depends on numerous factors, such as:
- Where the accident occurred
- Who was responsible for maintaining the property
- What the parties’ contract says about liability
At R.C. Shea & Associates, our attorneys are skilled in personal injury. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims. Our lawyers begin with a detailed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the slip and fall to gather all the evidence and facts, and work diligently to hold every responsible party liable.
How Much Compensation Are You Entitled To Receive?
Every injury case is different. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the facts surrounding the accident. In general, you will be entitled to the following:
- Compensation for your lost wages
- Compensation for any reduced ability to earn wages in the future
- Your current and future medical costs
- Your pain and suffering
Contact Us Today
Our firm represents injury victims throughout New Jersey. We have offices conveniently located in Toms River, Manchester and Brick. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
You have nothing to lose but everything to gain. We advance all the costs associated with your claim — you won’t pay us until we get you compensation for your injuries.