Slip & Fall Injuries

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers

Studies show that slipping or tripping in some way causes more than half of all falls. The lawyers at Rinaldo Law Group have shown success in defending clients who have fallen victim to a slip or trip and have helped them receive compensation for their suffering.

Slip and fall injuries can be due to an object or debris on the walking surface, a design flaw in sidewalk or floor materials, or a surface made slippery by weather or a spill. In a large percentage of slips and falls outside the home, other parties can often be held responsible for the unsafe conditions in some way.

To win a slip and fall injury case, it’s necessary to show that the owner of the premises caused the damage to the walking surface, knew of the danger and ignored it, or should have known about and corrected the danger as a “reasonable” person would have.

Since slip and fall lawsuits are so subjective, they are usually decided by common sense. It may also be difficult to prove responsibility if several parties — such as tenants, managers, landlords, and custodians are involved.

If your accident occurred on public property, you must usually notify the appropriate governmental entity, such as the city, within a short time period. If you fail to do so, you could forfeit your right to recover damages.

It is best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after the injury to understand what is required to seek damages. For more information or to schedule a consultation to discuss your options, call 1-833-RINALDO.


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