Passaic County Slip and Fall Attorney
A slip and fall can leave you seriously injured, unable to work, and with mounting medical bills and debts. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., may be able to help you recover compensation to pay your accident-related damages and move forward with your life.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our Passaic County slip and fall attorneys use their experience and skills to pursue tenants and business owners who neglect their properties. We are more than personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C.; we are also:
- Compassionate and client-focused;
- Successful in recovering millions for the injured; and
- Dedicated to serving our clients and the community.
Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today and schedule your free claim review. Our slip and fall lawyers will answer your legal questions, stand up for your legal rights, and only charge you legal fees when we recover compensation on your behalf.
Let Our Law Firm Help You
Retaining a lawyer helps ensure the insurance company takes your claim seriously and does not attempt to undercut your losses or delay your claim. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., our Passaic County personal injury attorneys will calculate an appropriate value for your claim and aggressively move your claim through the claims process.
We will take all necessary steps to build your case for fair and just compensation, including, but not limited to:
- Conducting a thorough investigation into your accident;
- Interviewing witnesses;
- Handling all insurance company correspondence and negotiations;
- Hiring any needed experts;
- Reviewing your medical records and personal losses;
- Assessing your total past, current, and future accident-related expenses; and
- Settling your claim; or
- If appropriate, taking your case to trial.
Take the stress and strain of your slip and fall claim off of your shoulders by calling the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today. Our Passaic County slip and fall lawyers will tackle all of the legal aspects of your injury, allowing you to focus on healing.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
When most people think of a slip and fall, a business parking lot or freshly mopped store floor comes to mind. However, slip and fall injuries happen every day in a wide range of conditions. Slip and falls may occur in the following or any number of places:
- At a home or apartment complex;
- At a business;
- In a parking garage;
- On government property;
- Indoors; or
Some of the most common causes of slip and falls are:
- Wet, icy, or damaged driveways and sidewalks;
- Wet, icy, or damaged stairs;
- Stairs without handrails;
- Poorly lit or maintained walkways or stairways;
- Uneven surfaces;
- Loose carpeting;
- Spilled foods, liquids, or other debris; and
- Slippery floors.
Severe Slip and Fall Injuries
Regardless of how they occur, slip and falls can cause severe injuries or even result in death. Some injuries, like head and brain injuries, are difficult to detect. Therefore, anyone who suffers a slip and fall injury should seek immediate medical care for their injuries.
Serious injuries caused by a slip and fall may include:
- A concussion or other brain injury;
- Broken bones or fractures;
- Internal injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries; and
- Back and neck injuries.
Getting medical care right away not only enables an injured person to start healing right away, but it also establishes a valuable record for any future slip and fall claim.
What Damages Can be Recovered after a Slip-and-Fall Accident in New Jersey?
Since every slip-and-fall case is different as to the nature of the accident and the severity of the injury, the type and the extent of recoverable damages will vary. Every person who suffers an injury resulting from a slip-and-fall accident is eligible to be compensated for the following economic damages:
- Medical expenses;
- Rehab and physical therapy costs;
- Lost wages; and
- Future income.
In addition to the out-of-pocket expenses, there is a category for non-economic damages. Although these damages cannot be proven by receipts or other tangible evidence, non-economic damages are intangible, but very real. These damages can include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of the enjoyment of life;
- Psychological pain;
- Loss of consortium; and
- Loss of mobility
The intent of being compensated for out-of-pocket expenses is to restore the injured person to the same financial position as if the incident did not occur. However, even though the non-economic damages cannot be established with tangible evidence, this does not mean these damages are of no value and relief cannot be sought.
Often, the value placed upon the non-economic damages is a multiple of the economic damage award. It is the combination of these damage categories that establish the full value of the damage claim.
Can Multiple Parties be Responsible in a Slip-and-Fall Accident?
Slip-and-fall accidents upon commercial property often involve multiple parties responsibly for the condition that caused the incident. These business types invite the public upon the property to shop, transact business and seek services. This invitation comes with a higher duty of care. Often, these property owners delegate these responsibilities to third parties to maintain the property and the grounds to prevent such incidents.
This is when third-party liability becomes a part of the claim where the responsible parties are identified and their share of liability is established.
Unfortunately, another party with some responsibility in the claim can be the inured party under New Jersey’s modified comparative fault law. The ability of the injured party to be fully compensated for damages in a slip-and-fall claim will be reduced in proportion to the percentage of responsibility held by the injured party.
If it is found that the victim of the slip-and-fall incident is more than 50% responsible, then there will be no relief awarded to offset the damage claim. In this instance, the ability of the injured party to collect compensation will be completely barred.
This is how the process can become complicated and layered, and the Law Offices of Jeffery S. Hasson, P.C. should be retained well prior to the stage where responsibility is assessed. It will be the experience and the resources of our legal team that will determine the value of the claim, establish the degrees of responsible between the parties, and represent the rights of the injured party to insurance companies, to opposing counsel and to the court.
Call a Slip and Fall Attorney Today
If you suffer a slip and fall, schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. Along with your medical records, bring any other accident reports. The more documentation we have on hand, the stronger and faster we can build your claim.
Let the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. put our experience and track record of success to work for you. There is no risk in meeting with us, so call our office today.