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Legal Update 2019-05-12T21:41:32+00:00

 

DO ACCIDENTS JUST HAPPEN?

When we use the word “accident,”  it generally implies that no one is at fault. However, when an “accident” occurs due to something or someone beyond the injured person’s control, he or she may seek legal recourse. In the case of a slip-and-fall accident, there is no precise way to determine when someone else is legally responsible for a person slipping or tripping. Cases such as these usually revolve around questions as to who the potentially liable parties are and whether those parties were actually negligent by causing or failing to prevent the accident. The plaintiff must prove the property owner should have recognized a dangerous condition or actually caused the dangerous condition that led to the injury.

Because slip, trip, and falls can happen anywhere, it’s important to know what steps to take following an accident. This is especially true when your fall isn’t your fault. By law, buildings, homes, parking lots, and walkways must be maintained to ensure they can be safely traveled. To schedule an appointment, please call our office. We have been helping people and families in New Jersey obtain justice and to recover full compensation in cases of personal injury or deadly accidents. Celebrating 30 years of service to the community.

HINT: In order to be held “negligent” and liable for damages, a property owner must have failed to act as a reasonably prudent person would have acted under the circumstances.

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