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Slip and Fall Attorney in New Jersey

Providing Counsel for Slip and Fall Victims

The women giving handshake for Slip and Fall Attorney in Elmwood Park, New JerseyWe 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. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Bridgewater, Hackensack, Morristown, and Roseland, with Spanish-speaking translators available by request. Contact us today to discuss a consultation.

  • In 2022, a year in which New Jersey courts were basically closed for trials, our firm still settled almost 100 cases for in excess of 8 million dollars.
  • Discuss the firm's 2022 settlements.
  • Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Hackensack Office
    401 Hackensack Ave
    Suite 706
    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
    Phone: 201-488-3366
  • Morristown Office
    19 Cattano Ave.
    Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    Phone: 973-922-3900
  • Roseland Office
    425 Eagle Rock Ave
    Suite 100
    Roseland, New Jersey 07068
    Phone: 973-274-5200
  • Bridgewater Office
    440 Route 22 E
    Suite 170
    Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
    Phone: 908-927-0200