Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales

Black Friday accident lawyer New JerseyThe day after Thanksgiving, known as “Black Friday,” is the day when the holiday shopping season starts. People rush out to the malls and big-box stores in hopes of finding the perfect gifts and the best deals. But “Black Friday” has also become more synonymous with acts of violence. Continue reading “Getting More Than You Bargained For: Injuries, Violence Mar “Black Friday” Sales”

Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident

slip and fall accident lawyer New JerseySlip and fall accidents are common and may result in serious injury. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slip and fall accidents account for more than 1 million hospital visits, 12 percent of total falls. For those aged 65 to 84 years old, falls are the second-leading cause of death. For those 85 years or older, falls are the leading cause of death. Continue reading “Walmart Comes Under Litigation for a Death Allegedly Resulting from Slip and Fall Accident”

Wet Surfaces Alongside a Pool May Amount to an Open and Obvious Hazard

It is finally summer time!  This is the time of year to host a BBQ, pool party, or outdoor gathering.  However, unsafe conditions on the property can lead to an injured visitor resulting in a personal injury claim.  In New Jersey, a property owner must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. Continue reading “Wet Surfaces Alongside a Pool May Amount to an Open and Obvious Hazard”

Be Aware of Open and Obvious Hazards

In New Jersey, landlords are required to keep the premises free of hazards so that visitors are kept safe. Under the law, a landlord must take the necessary steps to uncover and remove harmful or unsafe conditions. If a hazardous condition exists, a landlord must provide adequate warnings to the public. However, if a hazard is open and obvious, a plaintiff may be unable to recover damages for injuries that he or she sustained as a result of the apparent hazard. Continue reading “Be Aware of Open and Obvious Hazards”