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Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall Attorney in New Jersey

Providing Counsel for Slip and Fall Victims

personal injury lawyerWe all fall down once in a while. Usually, it’s just a minor accident, and no one is really at fault. But what happens when someone else’s negligence incurs serious injuries? It happens more often than you might think. Slip and fall accidents can be quite dangerous, and victims may feel the impacts for years to come. At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we’re committed to helping New Jersey residents get the compensation they need to make for a smooth recovery.

What Is Premises Liability?

Understanding premises liability is vital to slip and fall cases. Premises liability refers to the responsibility property owners have toward anyone who enters their property. Owners who are negligent and create an unsafe area may be held liable for any injuries caused. Examples of property owner negligence include:

  • Knowing about a hazard and not taking steps to fix it
  • Creating a dangerous area, knowingly or unknowingly
  • Breaching duty of care
  • Lack of warning about dangerous conditions

What Can Cause a Slip and Fall?

Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can have all kinds of causes. They can be challenging to avoid when you don’t know what to look for. At Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC, we have experience with a wide variety of cases, and we’ve nearly seen it all. Some of the most common reasons falls occur include:

  • Poor Maintenance: We’ve all seen worn-down buildings with cracked siding and yellowed windows. Sometimes, these poorly maintained structures can be a hazard for passersby.
  • Damaged Floorboards: Loose floorboards and splintering wood can be dangerous for anyone who walks across it. Dirty floors, torn carpeting, and wet tile are all reasons you may have a case.
  • Winter Weather: Snow and ice can create hazards on sidewalks and stairs. If the property owner doesn’t take proper measures to clear away ice, they could be held liable in the event of a slip and fall accident.
  • General Neglect: If your accident doesn’t fall into one of the aforementioned categories, your accident may have been the result of general neglect. You may have entered a property that has been poorly cleaned, or a loved one may have been left without care at a nursing home. Whatever the case for you, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC wants to help.

Our Clients Often Receive the Following Compensation

Our slip and fall attorneys have a strong track record of success in these cases. We make every effort to get our clients the compensation they need to get back on the road to recovery. Over the years, we’ve worked on countless cases and earned our clients thousands of dollars in damages. Each slip and fall case is unique, and we can’t give you a good idea of the compensation you’ll receive without a consultation. However, many of our clients have been awarded the following damages:

  • Hospital bills
  • Long-term care
  • Lost or reduced income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement

Why Hiring an Attorney Is in Your Best Interest

Our slip and fall lawyers are some of the best in the field. While it can be tempting to just receive care for your injuries and move on, we believe you deserve compensation for your trouble. Hiring an attorney is in your best interest because we have the industry experience and legal knowledge to get you the funds you need to make a full recovery. Dealing with the fallout of an accident can be just as traumatic as the accident itself. Working with Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC means you won’t have to deal with the stress of the legal process as well.

Reach Out to Us Today

We encourage anyone who has been the victim of a slip and fall accident to reach out to us right away. The attorneys at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC are dedicated to your peace of mind and getting you the compensation you deserve. We strive to make this difficult time a little easier with reliable legal expertise and compassionate counsel. Contact us today to discuss a consultation.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS
  • 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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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