Slip and Fall Attorneys Burlington County NJ
Thousands of people are injured each year as a result of slip and fall accidents. A customer may slip and fall on a wet floor, on a polished floor, or slip on a patch of black ice on a sidewalk. Many slip and fall injuries are severe and may be due to the negligence of the property owner. Property owners are required to keep property safe and to reasonably protect patrons from bodily harm. If there is an accident due to a spill or other dangerous surface that the owner has failed to discover, clean or remove and repair, then the owner can be held accountable for your harm. At Garber Law, our attorneys represent victims of slip and fall cases in Burlington County NJ and throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our firm knows that injuries caused by slip and fall accidents can cause severe pain and suffering, and can lead to expensive medical bills and time away from work. Your attorney will help you hold the property owner and any contractors hired by the property owner accountable for your injuries. We will give you the personal and professional representation that you deserve.
The Premises Owner’s Duty to Keep Their Premises Safe
In slip and fall, trip and fall and other premises liability cases, the law tries to determine what “reasonable” care is. While some examples of “reasonable” actions may seem like common sense (such as the owner failing to clear ice from a storm that happened days ago), in some cases it can be difficult to prove that a property owner should have taken better care of the property. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate whether:
- There was a problem with a floor or surface that the property owner knew about, but did not fix in a reasonable time
- The property was regularly cleaned and maintained
- You slipped on a substance on the floor or ground, and why it was there
- A simple barrier or sign could have been used to prevent an accident
- There was not adequate lighting on the premises
Difference between a Slip and Fall and a Trip and Fall
A slip and fall occurs when the foot slides across a wet or slippery surface in a way that causes someone to lose his/her balance. A trip and fall occurs when the foot stops because of some protrusion or change in the level of the surfaces – which also causes someone to lose his/her balance.
How we at Garber Law Can Help. We Investigate:
- The cause of the accident
- What steps the premises owner could have taken to fix or repair the problem
- What steps the premises owner could have taken to warn visitors of the danger until the problem was fixed
- What the premises owner knew or should have known about the poor property condition
- Who else might be responsible such as a maintenance crew
At Garber Law, attorney Joel Wayne Garber will help you answer these questions and determine if you have a viable claim for compensation. Our firm will present you with your options, your chances of success and what damages you might recover. We will be honest about whether you should move forward with your case.
Contact the NJ and PA Garber Slip and Fall Lawyers Today
Our firm offers a free initial consultation to every prospective slip and fall client. We have evening and weekend appointments available and will also make off-site and hospital visits. Contact us at 856-282-0398 in Camden County, New Jersey or in Philadelphia at 866-556-2962. We try cases in New Jersey including Trenton, Mercer County, and Burlington County. We also try cases in Pennsylvania including Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Chester County.