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Premises Liability

Tenacious New Jersey Premises Liability Attorneys

Compensation for negligence that causes slips, trips and falls

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.

Responsibilities of NJ businesses

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:

  • Over-stacked shelving
  • Obstructed aisles
  • Unmarked construction areas
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Broken stair railings
  • Slippery walkways
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Security negligence

Recovery for snow- and ice-related injuries

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.

Suing the government for negligent upkeep of property

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.

Consult our firm for assistance with premises liability lawsuits

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, Dover, Bernardsville or Newton to discuss your lawsuit options with a lawyer who can help.

  • In 2021, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of nine million dollars. Furthermore, our average settlement—for the first time in the firm’s 70+ year history—exceeded $100,000.00. In the last ten years, the firm’s clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360