Trip / slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and often result in broken bones or other serious injuries. If you fell and were hurt because of a hazardous condition of someone else’s property you may be able to recover compensation for you damages. This can include money for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. To discuss your New Jersey trip and fall case with an experienced premises liability lawyer call the Wieand Law Firm at 1 (215) 666-7777. The initial consultation is always free and he works on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing unless he recovers money for you.
Why Choose the Wieand Law Firm for your Trip and Fall Lawyer?
The Wieand Law Firm was founded by Brent Wieand, an aggressive New Jersey personal injury lawyer. He has dedicated his practice to helping people who suffered debilitating injuries or were killed due to another’s negligence. The Wieand Law Firm handles traumatic injury cases in New Jersey such as nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, car accidents and workplace accidents. You can put your mind at rest knowing your case in in the hands of an experienced law firm with a history of success.
The Wieand Law Firm takes pride in conducting a careful investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding your trip/slip and fall.We know the tactics used by defense counsel and what it takes to beat them in court. In many cases, we will work with human factors or premises liability experts to help prove your case.
Our firm serves clients all throughout New Jersey including the areas of Burlington County, Camden, Cherry Hill, Gloucester Township, Mount Laurel and Vineland. Call him today at 1 (215) 666-7777 to discuss your claim in confidence.
Proving a Premises Liability Case
To win a trip and fall case, you will need to prove four elements common to all negligence claims. First, you will need to show that the tortfeasor owed you a duty of care. The duty that a landowner or land occupier owes to someone on their premises varies depending on the persons guest status. Next you must show that the defendant breached this duty. In a premises liability case, this is typically shown by proving a the defendant failed to keep his property in a reasonably safe condition.
Third, you must prove that the breach of duty directly caused your injury. For example, if tripped and injured yourself because you were drunk or careless, you would not be entitled to compensation. Instead, you would need to show you were caused to trip because of an unsafe condition, such as broken sidewalk Last, you must prove that you suffered actual damages. This may include an injury, pain and suffering or economic damages.
Although this may seem fairly straightforward, there are many nuances and obstacles to proving a premises liability case. An experienced slip and fall lawyer in New Jersey can guide you through the litigation process so you are prepared to prove your case at trial.
What types of Premises Liability Claims do you Handle?
Trip / slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability claim. People commonly fall when an unexpected defect of the property or unsafe condition violates their expectation causing them to lose balance. Fall can happen almost anywhere. Brent handles trip / slip and fall injury claims involving:
- Slip and fall on ice or snow on a sidewalk or parking lot
- Trip and fall on broken sidewalk
- Trip and fall on a hole in the sidewalk
- Slip and fall on wet floor at a store
- Trip and fall on defective stairways
- Trip and fall on debris on someone else’s property
- Trip and fall due to inadequate lighting
- Nursing home trip and fall accidents
The Wieand Law Firm also handles other types of premises liability claims such as pool accidents that result in injury or drowning, falling debris, structure collapse, explosions, failure to provide adequate security and other unsafe premises conditions. To speak with a slip and fall attorney about your claim call him today at 1 (215) 666-7777.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Trip and Fall Claim?
With limited exception, New Jersey has a two year statue of limitations for filing a lawsuit for personal injuries arising from a trip and fall accident. If you don’t file a lawsuit or settle your claim within the prescribed timeframe you will be precluded from making a claim. Thus, you should not wait to consult with an experienced New Jersey lawyer who can protect your rights after a fall.
*Disclaimer – The Wieand Law Firm is based in Philadelphia, PA. We proudly serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This article is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Always call an injury attorney to discuss your specific legal issue.