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Slip and falls commonly occur in businesses that fail to make their property a safe environment for their customers. When a casino or other business neglects to provide safe premises for customers, it can be held liable for the serious personal injuries that occur under New Jersey’s premises liability laws. Below, our slip and fall lawyer discusses common causes of these accidents as well as the injuries that typically result. If you would like to discuss your injury further, please take advantage of the free consultation our law firm offers to you. Furthermore, in one premises liability case, we received a $750,000 settlement for a slip and fall accident that resulted in broken bones and torn ligaments.
Slip and Fall Accident Causes
Slips and falls can happen under a variety of circumstances. Because of this, the conditions listed below are just possible examples:
- Wet floors
- Missing tiles
- Uneven stairs
- Loose hand rails
- Poorly lit stairwells and ramps
- Icy sidewalks
Every business that invites customers onto its property has a legal obligation to ensure that every person can move about the property without suffering harm. Thus, business owners must take all the necessary steps to make their property free of hazards or to warn customers if hazards exist. This includes cleaning up spills, deicing sidewalks outside the business, cordoning off hazardous areas and more. If a business knew about a hazard and failed to do anything about it (or to do so in a timely manner), the business owners may be responsible for any injuries.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Despite how minor they may sound, slip and fall accidents can often result in catastrophic and long-lasting personal injuries. A slip and fall can cause a person to suffer from:
- Severe neck and back pain
- Vision difficulty
- Walking and muscle control difficulty
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
The CDC estimates that a fall injury can cost, on average, $35,000 in hospital costs amongst older adults. As a result, slips and falls can permanently impair a person’s ability to work and enjoy their life. However, though a lawsuit cannot fix everything, through legal action, a person may be able to win compensation for their pain, suffering, hospital expenses and rehabilitation costs, which helps.
Contact a Slip and Fall Lawyer with Offices in Atlantic City and Cape May
Contact our law office today if you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident. We offer a free consultation to discuss the case of your accident, as well as the resulting injuries. Our clients have received settlements as a result of slip and fall accidents. Put our experience to work for you.