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New Jersey & Pennsylvania Trip & Fall Lawyer

As a New Jersey & Pennsylvania trip & fall lawyer, I handle cases where people suffer serious injuries all because property owners failed to perform routine maintenance and take simple steps to keep their premises safe and clear of tripping hazards. Most of the time when you trip, you might stumble but can usually catch yourself before you fall. Other times, however, a trip and fall can cause a serious injury, especially if you fall on a hard surface, fall backward, or cannot break your fall. If this happened to you or a loved one and the fall was caused by a property owner’s negligence, call me, Joseph Monaco, for a free consultation. I will look into your case and let you know whether I think you have a claim against the property owner or manager. My law firm will also work to secure valuable compensation to help you with your medical bills and lost income, and to compensate you for your pain and suffering and the negative consequences this injury has had on your life.

Common Causes of Trip and Fall Injuries

A trip and fall accident happens because of some obstruction or foreign object in your path or a defect in the flooring surface. Once your foot hits that obstruction, you can lose your balance and fall. If the property owners and management have done their jobs right, there won’t ever be a reason for you to trip and fall while out and about. Unfortunately, these accidents do frequently occur. Some of the most common reasons for a trip and fall include:

  • Cracked or broken sidewalks
  • Misaligned elevators
  • Escalator malfunctions
  • Unmarked steps or ramps
  • Broken steps
  • Loose or missing handrails
  • Uneven steps
  • Broken or missing floor tiles
  • Wrinkled carpets
  • Merchandise dropped or fallen onto the floor
  • Trash on the floor
  • Items sticking out from lower shelves
  • Uncovered electrical cords, extensions cords and cables

Trips and Falls Can Cause Serious or Fatal Injuries

Depending on how fast you were going, how hard you hit the object, whether your arms were full, your age and physical health, and other factors, a trip and fall injury can range from the mildly embarrassing to the serious, even ending in permanent disability or a fatality. The most common injuries to result from a trip and fall accident include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Sprained wrists
  • Knee injuries, torn menisci
  • Ruptured discs
  • Neck and back sprains and strains
  • Torn muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Compound and displaced fractures
  • Avulsion injuries
  • Cuts, abrasions, lacerations to the face
  • Concussions, traumatic brain injury, and other head injuries

Property Owners Are Liable for Tripping Hazards They Know or Should Know About

A trip and fall is a type of premises liability claim. As such, it is the duty of the property owner to inspect the property and repair or warn about any tripping hazards the owner either knows about or should know about through reasonable diligence. This duty covers all public areas of the premises, both inside and outside, including parking lots and sidewalks.

  • Retail Stores
  • Hardware/Home Improvement Stores
  • Grocery Stores/Supermarkets
  • Shopping Malls
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Schools and Daycare Centers
  • Condominiums
  • Hotels
  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Amusement Parks
  • Restaurants
  • Convenience Stores

Contact An Experienced New Jersey & Pennsylvania Trip & Fall Lawyer

You shouldn’t expect that the establishment you are visiting is dangerously unsafe or contains hidden or unknown tripping hazards. You should be able to go about your business assuming that the property owners and managers have taken reasonable steps to see to your safety. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or worse due to a trip and fall on a public sidewalk or the premises of a business or other private property, call or text me, Joseph Monaco, at 609-277-3166 or 215-546-3166. I handle cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey including counties such as Atlantic, Bucks, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware. Gloucester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. My law firm offers a free consultation and we do not charge any fee unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf. So, call today so we can get started on winning that compensation for you.

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