Morristown Slip & Fall Attorney
Serving Clients Injured in Slip and Fall Accidents Across New Jersey
The term “slip and fall” is a widely used legal term to describe many different types of accidents and injuries. One thing that almost all slip and fall injuries will have in common, however, is that compensation for a slip and fall injury and the damages it has caused will be pursued through a premises liability claim.
Owners of homes, commercial buildings, restaurants, supermarkets, parking lots, hotels, and other types of properties are required to maintain those properties in a safe condition. When they fail to do so, and you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it may be possible to hold the property owners, property managers, and other responsible parties liable for their negligent actions and your injury damages.
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, we have over 40 years of experience helping slip and fall injury victims to recover full and fair compensation through premises liability claims across New Jersey, Morris County, and Sussex County, including Parsippany, Mt. Olive, Netcong, Dover, East Hanover, Hopatcong, Denville, Florham Park, Newton, Morristown, and more. With a unique approach to personal injury law focusing on working with injury victims as well as their families, our firm has the experience, legal knowledge, attentive service, and family-oriented approach that you need and deserve when dealing with any kind of slip and fall injury.
Call our Morristown slip and fall attorney to discuss your unique needs, concerns, and the situation regarding your slip and fall accident in a free and confidential consultation with our legal team today.
Slip and Fall Injury Claims In Morris County and Sussex County
In general, slip and fall premises liability claims can result from accidents on three different types of properties: residential, commercial, and public (government) property. The way in which a premises liability claim is handled for each of these types of property can differ (for example claims against government entities must be filed in a much shorter time-frame than otherwise, and have more stringent procedural requirements), however, slip and fall injuries tend to be caused by relatively similar factors between all these types of properties.
Of course, premises liability claims can be the result of many different types of hazards or failures to maintain a safe property, but slip and fall injuries specifically are most commonly caused by:
- Poorly maintained walkways, sidewalks, and parking lots
- Spilled liquids
- Poorly lit properties which make walking hazardous
- Inadequate snow and ice removal
- Faulty elevators and escalators
However, this list is far from definitive, simply the most common causes of slip and fall accidents which result in successful personal injury recovery. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident and are unsure of your options for making a successful injury recovery, contact our Morris County and Sussex County premises liability law firm today to discuss your unique situation in a free and confidential consultation.
Dover Slip and Fall Lawyer Helps Prove Liability
In order for a slip and fall premises liability claim to be successful, several key factors will need to be proven to the liable party’s insurance company, and potentially to a court of law as well. And while these factors may seem relatively straightforward on paper, proving them to insurance companies whose only concern is their own bottom-line is often anything but. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you retain the counsel of an experienced Dover slip and fall lawyer anytime you are pursuing a slip and fall claim.
A successful slip and fall injury claim will require you and your attorney to prove:
- An accident occurred when, where, and how you say it did, and that this accident directly leads to your injuries.
- Your injuries have resulted in specific damages to your life (medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain, and suffering).
- Your accident and resulting injuries were the results of the liable party’s reckless or negligent actions (failure to maintain their property, warn visitors of an existing hazard, etc).
When it comes to proving each of these elements, our Morris County slip and fall lawyers will often work investigators, engineers, and other experts to establish fault on the part of the property owner. We will also work with your treating physicians to document the nature and extent of the injuries and disabilities you have sustained. This testimony will then be combined with our own knowledge of personal injury law to put together a clear picture of what happened, how you were injured, and why another party is responsible for those injuries, the three ingredients necessary for a successful slip and fall injury claim.
Slip and Falls at Work, East Hanover Work-Related Injury Attorney
Slip and falls frequently occur while a person is working, or performing some kind of job-related task. If you have been injured in a slip and fall while working, you most likely will want to file a workers’ compensation claim with your own employer.
However, there are also many circumstances in which you would be able to file a slip and fall personal injury claim against a liable third party in addition to your workers’ compensation claim. While you can almost never file a personal injury claim against your own employer, if you were visiting another property which was deficient in any of the ways we have already discussed on this page, you are still entitled to seek injury compensation through a slip and fall premises liability claim even if you were working at the time.
Contact a Morristown Slip and Fall Injury Attorney Today
At The Law Offices of Michael P. Burakoff, our legal team has over 40 years of experience recovering compensation for slip and fall injury victims and their families in towns across New Jersey, Morris County, and Sussex County, including Parsippany, East Hanover, Dover, Hopatcong, Newton, Mt. Olive, Florham Park, Netcong, Denville, Morristown, and more.
Attorney Michael Burakoff strongly believes in not only working closely with his clients but with their families as well. He understands just how stressful an injury and the injury recovery process can be for a family, and for that reason our law firm keeps our clients and their families highly informed and involved throughout the legal process.
To speak with Michael Burakoff and our legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding any kind of slip and fall accident, your options for making a successful personal injury recovery, and how exactly we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through either our Morristown office or our Newton office at 973-455-1567.