Washington Township Slip & Fall Lawyer
We have all seen the cartoons where someone slips on a banana peel or we hear the stories about unscrupulous people faking a fall; however, when you put aside all of the rhetoric and brunts of jokes, slipping or tripping and falling in Washington Township, New Jersey can lead to serious personal injuries or even wrongful death. Until you or a family member are injured because of someone else’s neglected property, you may not realize the extent that financial and emotional hardships from a Washington Township premises liability claim can have on your well-being. Falls and other incidents caused by unsafe properties frequently lead to serious harm. If you or a loved one have been needlessly injured by an unsafe and dangerous property in Sewell, Sicklerville, Glassboro, Blackwood, Pitman or Grenloch, call or text me, Joseph Monaco,to learn your rights to receive an award of monetary compensation. Call or text 609-277-3166 to speak with a Washington Township Slip & Fall Lawyer.
Premises Liability Accident Statistics
Nationwide, slip and fall accidents lead to over 800,000 hospitalizations per year and 3 million emergency room visits. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls are the leading cause of traumatic deaths for seniors. One in four seniors report falling each year. Further, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries and over 95 percent of all hip fractures are caused by falls according to statistics compiled by the CDC. Although anyone can be injured in a fall, the most vulnerable are seniors. They have a much higher incidence of hip and skull fractures. This can lead to loss of mobility and independence.
Who is Responsible for Keeping Washington Township Properties Safe?
The law in New Jersey imposes a duty upon owners, managers, occupants, landlords or maintainers of Washington Township recreational, commercial or residential properties to keep them in a safe condition. Not preventing trip and fall hazards or other risks such as fires or toxic conditions will lead to liability for the payment of monetary damages. Businesses or individuals in charge of property must prevent and remedy unsafe, dangerous conditions that make the Washington Township store, parking lot, apartment complex or recreational facility unsafe for its intended uses. This includes warning about unsafe conditions that cannot be repaired or eliminated. If someone is injured or wrongfully killed because of the dangerous condition, he or his family will be entitled to an award of monetary compensation.
If you have experienced a serious Washington Township fall or other incident as a result of a dangerous property, you could be looking at unexpected difficulties from your pain including the inability work or take care of your children. Plus, you are likely incurring high medical bills for emergency care and physical therapy. If your fall is caused by an unsafe condition on someone else’s Washington Township property, you will be entitled to an award of monetary compensation for economic and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. However, the big insurance companies and corporations fight tooth and nail to deny injury victims and their families fair compensation. This is why it is best to hire an accomplished New Jersey premises liability and slip and fall lawyer to prove your case. Call or text me at 609-277-3166 so we can put together a winning strategy.
Common Injuries in Washington Township Premises Liability Cases
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal column injuries including herniated or protruding discs
- Whiplash to the neck and back
- Bone fractures especially to the ankles and wrists
- Lacerations and scarring
- Torn knee ligaments and menisci
- Shoulder injuries including torn rotator cuffs
- Wrongful death
Where Do Washington Township Premises Liability Accidents Happen?
Washington Township slip or trip and falls are common in public access areas such as walkways, stairways, sidewalks, escalaters, driveways and elevators. Injuries can also result at commercial establishments from falling merchandise, food or drinks as well as floors that are uneven or cracked or slippery from snowy or rainy weather. Stairs may be wobbly, lacking a handrail or poorly lit. There are countless ways a person can be injured including physical and sexual assaults or exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes. If you or a family ember have been wrongfully injured or killed in Washington Township, New Jersey, please contact me as soon as possible to protect your rights including preserving critical evidence.
What Damages are Recoverable in a Washington Township Fall Case?
With the assistance of an experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyer, you can recover an award of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages in Washington Township cases are basically financial losses and obligations that arise from being injured or wrongfully killed.
Washington Township New Jersey Economic Damages:
- Medical care and rehabilitation bills
- Lost past and future wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Household services including cleaning an lawn care expenses
Washington Township New Jersey Non-economic damages:
Non-economic damages are losses that have to be assessed a monetary value such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Loss of consortium by a spouse
- Loss of a decedent’s guidance, support and society in a wrongful death case
What Steps Should be Taken After a Washington Township Premises Liability Accident?
If you or a loved one have fallen or been injured in any other manner because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, taking certain steps to preserve evidence will help improve the likelihood of a fair and just recovery of an award of monetary compensation. Here is a list of things you should do after being injured in Washington Township:
- Report the fall to the property owner or manager but do not fill out an incident report if requested to do so;
- Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses including anyone who saw you fall or assisted you afterwards;
- Take photographs of the area and any witnesses including their identification;
- Take photographs of any bruises or lacerations you sustained;
- Seek medical attention if you are feeling pain or discomfort;
- Preserve the clothes and shoes you were wearing;
- If contacted by an insurance company, do not give a written or recorded statement without first speaking to me.
Speak with a Washington Township Slip & Fall Lawyer Today
Call or text me at 609-277-3166, or fill out my online case form, to receive a Free Consultation and the No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee. Do not wait to call me. Your rights may depend on early legal advice.