Landowners and possessors have a duty to maintain their properties in good condition. When they fail to abide by New Jersey laws regarding property upkeep, they should be held liable for the injuries that result. Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 to pursue compensation on behalf of members of our community who have sustained injuries or developed a disability because of the negligent actions of people or corporations. The seasoned litigators of our law firm can help you recover damages for slips, trips and falls you suffered on inadequately maintained residential or commercial property.
When you walk into an office building, shopping center, sports arena or entertainment complex, you have the right to expect the area to be free from dangers. If a temporarily perilous condition exists, you have the right to expect a warning from the establishment. For example, a clerk should promptly clean up a broken bottle that resulted in a wet floor at the supermarket and post caution signs and red danger cones in the meantime. Likewise, defects in dangerous escalators should be immediately repaired and access denied to patrons until the equipment functions properly. Other potential dangers include:
Snow and ice are inevitable aspects of New Jersey winters, but dangerous conditions need not be. The accumulation of snow and ice in parking lots and walkways creates unnecessary hazards when business owners fail to take preventive actions — including clearing snow and sprinkling salt on icy patches. A fall on ice can result in head trauma, ankle injury, torn knee meniscus or broken wrists — injuries for which you deserve compensation.
The local governments of New Jersey are tasked with the duty of maintaining their public property in good condition. Injured plaintiffs are required to take specific steps prior to filing a lawsuit against a government agency, department or personnel. As slip and fall attorneys, we guide you through the complex process of suing the government for injuries incurred on public property.
For more information about premises liability lawsuits, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. Visit one of our offices in Elmwood Park or Bernardsville to discuss your lawsuit options with a lawyer who can help.