Experienced Springfield, NJ Slip and Fall Lawyer

Results-Oriented Premises Liability Attorneys in Springfield

In New Jersey, as in all states, the owner or any person who exercises control over residential or commercial property has a duty to maintain the premises in such a way as to minimize the risk of injury to anyone legally visiting the property. Property owners can be careless, though, failing to take reasonable steps to identify potentially dangerous situations, to fix any known dangers or to warn visitors of the potential for injury. When you have been hurt on someone else’s property in Springfield, or anywhere in New Jersey, you want a knowledgeable and proven attorney to help you get compensation for all your losses. You want the Lee Law Firm, LLC.

Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer in Springfield

Attorney Edward Lee brings more than three decades of proven experience to people across New Jersey who have suffered personal injury, including victims of slip and fall accidents. Ed is certified as a civil trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, an honor he’s held since 2005. He’s been listed among the “Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, as well as a New Jersey Super Lawyer. His clients have given him an Excellent rating with Avvo and he’s a Top Lawyer Lifetime Member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who.

To learn how we can help you pursue full and fair compensation after a Springfield slip and fall, send us an e-mail or call our offices in Springfield at 973-275-8452.

There’s no charge or obligation for your first consultation.

The Common Types of Slip and Fall Accidents in Springfield

We aggressively advocate for anyone who has suffered injury in a slip, trip or fall on residential or commercial property, including:

  • Accidents caused by slippery floors, steps, sidewalks, driveways or other thoroughfares
  • Slips and falls on damaged or broken steps, pavement, asphalt, ramps or other walkways
  • Injuries caused by inadequate lighting
  • Trips and falls due to torn carpet or linoleum, broken tiles, loose floorboards or other dangerous or defective flooring
  • Injuries sustained because of trash, debris or foreign objects on walkways or thoroughfares
  • Slips and falls because property owners have not reasonably responded to weather conditions, such as snow, ice, hail, rain or sleet

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case?

As a practical matter, virtually all slip and fall claims are based on a legal theory of negligence. To prove negligence, you must show that:

  • The defendant (person from whom you seek damages) failed to act as a reasonable person would
  • That the failure to act reasonably caused you to slip and fall
  • That, as a result of your slip and fall, you suffered real and actual losses

Under the premises liability laws in New Jersey, the duties of a property owner (what would be considered reasonable behavior by the property owner) vary, based on the legal “status” of the visitor.

  • If the visitor is an “invitee,” who has expressly or impliedly been invited onto the property by the owner, the highest standard of care applies—the owner must inspect the premises on a regular basis, and either fix any dangerous conditions or reasonably warn visitors of hidden defects
  • If the visitor is a “licensee,” who has come onto the property for his or her own purpose, there is no duty to regularly inspect the property, nor is there a duty to make the property safe. The owner must, however, notify potential visitors of any known dangers that the visitor is unlikely to discover.
  • If the visitor is a trespasser, someone on the property with permission or legal right, the only duty owed by the owner is to refrain from willfully or intentionally causing harm or injury

What Types of Injuries Are Typically Covered in a Springfield Slip and Fall Claim?

We take slip and fall cases involving all types of injury, from sprains, strains or connective tissue injury to serious and catastrophic loss, such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones or fractures, paralysis, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb. We also advocate for individuals who have had a family member die in a slip and fall accident.

What Damages Are Available in a Springfield Slip and Fall Lawsuit?

After a slip and fall on commercial or residential property, you can seek monetary compensation for:

  • Any income lost because of your inability to work
  • Any medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Physical and mental pain and anguish arising out of your injuries
  • Your inability to engage in normal activities of daily life or to do the things you used to do before your injury—commonly referred to as “loss of enjoyment of life”
  • Your inability to be in close or intimate relationship or contact with family members and friends, known as “loss of companionship or consortium”
  • Any property damage or loss suffered in the fall

What Happens If I Am Partially to Blame for a Springfield Slip and Fall Accident?

It’s a fairly common occurrence for both parties to an accident to have been careless to some degree. Like most others states, New Jersey has replaced the old standard of contributory negligence, where any fault by an injured person would prevent recovery, with the principle of comparative negligence. Under the doctrine of comparative negligence, as it applies in New Jersey, your own negligence can reduce your right to recovery, and can prevent recovery if the jury determines that you were primarily responsible for causing the accident.

Contact a Springfield Slip and Fall Lawyer Today

Take the first step today to protect your legal rights after a slip and fall. Call the Lee Law Firm at 973-315-9080 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with the Lee Law Firm. We will come to your home or to the hospital to meet with you, if necessary. Evening and weekend appointments are also available upon request. All major credit cards accepted. Nosotros hablamos Español!

We take all Springfield slip and fall claims on a contingency basis. You won’t incur any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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