Determining Who is Liable in a Slip/Trip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents cause many serious and even fatal injuries each year. If you suffer a head, back or other type of injury in a trip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation. However, first, you must determine who is liable for your accident. Depending on the details of your case, the following parties may be to blame:
- Homeowner — If, while on the property of someone else, you suffer injury because of a hazard that should have been remedied or you should have been made aware of, the homeowner may be responsible.
- Business owner —When your NJ slip and fall accident happens because of a leaky refrigeration unit at the grocery store or from a food spill in a restaurant, the business owner is liable.
- Landlord —Tenants have the right to live in a hazard-free environment. If you sustain an injury because your landlord failed to fix crumbling steps, damaged handrails or other dangerous conditions, a lawyer can help you file a lawsuit.
- Government — If you trip and fall on a walkway because of a pothole or piece of damaged pavement, you may have a case against the local government or municipality responsible for maintaining the road.
In addition to broken bones, slip and fall accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. If you or your loved suffers harm because of a negligent property owner, seek competent counsel immediately. A skilled lawyer can help you obtain evidence and file a claim against the liable party.