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Property owners, such as grocery stores, department stores, or home-improvement stores, have a responsibility to provide a safe environment, free of slip, trip and fall dangerous conditions. These premises owners must properly warn visitors of potential slippery conditions or hazards on their premises. If they fail to either warn or protect people from these slippery conditions, then they may be held responsible for the slip, trip and fall accident, and one of our Slip, Trip and Fall Accident Team can assist you in seeking monetary compensation for your serious fall injuries.
Slip and fall accidents can occur at anytime to anyone. Because of the frequency of these accidents, the law has determined that the property owner should be held responsible for slip and fall accidents where other people were not warned of the dangers which caused their accident. If anyone slips, trips and falls on the property of another person, they should speak with an attorney to determine if they may have a case to recover compensation for their injuries. Additionally, there are statutes of limitations in place, where if you wait in bringing a case, you will be prevented from recovering so it is imperative that you speak with one of the members of our law firm immediately after your slip, trip and fall accident.
Slip and Falls Accidents are the Second Most Common Types of Accidents
These types of accidents account for nearly 16,000 deaths every year in the United States. Additionally, while not every slip and fall accident results in a death, there are a substantially larger number of serious injuries that result from these falling accidents. For those slip and fall accidents which result in the death of the injured person, their family may wish to speak with a New Jersey slip and fall accident lawyer to discuss filing a wrongful death.
In Wollerman v. Grand Union Stores, Inc., 47 N.J. 426, 429-430 (1966), the Court held that where string beans are sold from bins on a self-service basis there is a probability that some will fall or be dropped on the floor either by defendant’s employees or by customers. Since plaintiff would not be in a position to prove whether a particular string bean was dropped by an employee or another customer (or how long it was on the floor) a showing of this type of operation is sufficient to put the burden on the defendant to come forward with proof that defendant did what was reasonably necessary (made periodic inspections and clean-up) in order to protect a customer against the risk of injury likely to be generated by defendant’s mode of operation. Presumably, however, the burden of proof remains on plaintiff to prove lack of reasonable care on defendant’s part. If defendant fails to produce evidence of reasonable care, the jury may infer that the fault was probably his.
Contact Mark Law Firm, Supermarket Slip and Fall Attorney
Receive a consultation from our New Jersey Supermarket Slip and Fall attorney regarding your accident. Once you have retained our injury law firm we will diligently represent you in obtaining compensation for your Supermarket Slip and Fall injury. Contact Mark Law Firm, about your Supermarket Slip and Fall today about any injuries you may have sustained due to a Supermarket Slip and Fall. Contact Mark Law Firm, and speak to our Supermarket Slip and Fall team today by calling 908-460-8996. Also, feel free to speak to our team online by filing out our contact us sheet on the top page of this website.