South Plainfield NJ Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for the Compensation You Deserve When You Slip & Fall
Life is short and it’s amazing how your whole view on life can change in an instant. You could be walking along, minding your own business, and suddenly you slip on ice or you trip over something in a store and down you go! Next thing you know, you are suffering from a painful back, neck or head injury caused by the slip & fall. Or, you find yourself in a wheelchair with a broken leg, unable to get to work and earn a living.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a slip & fall accident in South Plainfield, Hackensack, Elmwood Park or anywhere else in New Jersey, talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer who has helped countless injured people obtain maximum compensation for their trip and fall injuries. Sheffet & Dvorin will listen to your story for free, advice you of your rights and the likelihood of a successful outcome in your case. If you choose to proceed, you pay us nothing until we win. We work on contingency; if we aren’t successful in getting you compensated for your injuries, you don’t owe us a dime.
How Do Slip & Falls Happen?
It’s a staggering statistic. Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than one million people hurt in slip & fall accident each year? Further, almost nine million people seek assistance in an emergency room after they are injured in a slip and fall accident. They all have two things in common; they are in significant pain and they believe their accident was because someone else was negligent.
- A sidewalk in Dover wasn’t cleared of ice or snow
- Someone spilled soap in a Randolph supermarket and it was not cleaned up
- The entryway of a local pharmacy in Rutherford was slick with rainwater
- Floors were mopped or waxed and no caution sign was erected
- A pot hole or cracked sidewalk in the parking lot in Clifton wasn’t repaired
- The stairway railing was loose at the Bridgewater Mall
- An escalator in the mall wasn’t properly maintained
- The list can go on and on…
Regardless of why you were injured, the skilled premises liability lawyers at Sheffet & Dvorin will take on the negligent parties and fight for compensation for your injuries. We think it’s unfair that you have to suffer because someone else failed to act responsibly and obey safety guidelines.
What Types of Injuries Are Caused in Trip & Fall Accidents?
Depending on a person’s age, level of fitness and balance, injuries from a slip and fall can be something as simple as some scrapes and bruises (and embarrassment) to devastating life-altering injuries that cause serious pain and may prevent a person from returning to their daily lifestyle. Some of these include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neck or spinal damage (including a herniated or ruptured disc)
- The need for surgery to or loss of a vital organ
- Wrongful Death
Sometimes, the exact nature of the injuries is not as important as their long-term impact on your quality of life. We will fight for maximum compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, lost pay, pain and suffering and more. These are just a few of the injuries and afflictions that a person can suffer because of a slip-and-fall. And, the damages can be extensive. Even if you can afford the immediate medical expenses, the long-term medical care and rehabilitation costs will be daunting.
What to Do If You Are Injured in a Slip & Fall Accident?
First things first; make sure that any emergency medical situations are attended to immediately. Nothing is more important than your health. Second, if possible, get the contact information for all witnesses. Ask them to take video or photographs of the scene, including your injuries, if possible. Make note of signage (or lack thereof) as well as standing water or slick floors, broken equipment, etc.
There is also something you should NOT do: Do not speak with the property owner or their insurance carrier about your case before speaking to a qualified lawyer who is working for your best interests. They may seem nice. They may offer you a nice-sounding settlement. They aren’t on your side and they do not have your best interests in mind.
Call Sheffet & Dvorin for a Free Consultation about Your Slip & Fall Accident Today
At Sheffet & Dvorin, we know that many people also want to make sure the negligent party who caused your injuries is held fully responsible so no one else gets hurt because of their carelessness. We wholeheartedly agree and promise to hold the people whose mistakes caused your injuries responsible for damage caused in your NJ slip & fall.
One thing is for certain, proving responsibility is not always cut and dried. That’s why you need a lawyer who won’t back away from tough questions and isn’t afraid to take on insurance companies. We are battle-tested trial lawyers who will take your case to court and make the guilty parties pay.
If you were injured in a trip or slip & fall incident, you should know there is a statute of limitations for filing a claim to collect damages in New Jersey. Call us right away to learn your rights and next steps to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. We work on contingency; that means you don’t pay a dime unless we collect damages on your behalf. Don’t wait. Make the call.