Proudly Providing Experienced Legal Services Throughout North Jersey
Free Consultation | Se Habla Español
Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman
A Law Firm For Accident Victims For Over 35 Years
Call Us at Jersey City
201-798-2711
or Newfoundland Office
973-874-0556
Main Navigation
Experienced Counsel
Practice Areas

Recovering from a nasty fall

Now that spring is on the way and the temperatures in New Jersey are rising, you are likely relieved to be able to walk safely along the sidewalks where you live and work. Without fear of slipping on random patches of ice or having to pick your way across snowy paths that property owners have not shoveled, you may feel that your morning jog, walk to work or trip to the store will be much safer.

Unfortunately, slipping on ice is only one way in which you can hurt yourself on a public sidewalk. The winter months often wreak havoc on concrete paths, and other factors may leave a sidewalk with many tripping hazards. A property owner who fails to repair these and other hazards or to warn you of their danger may be liable for any injuries you suffer if you fall.

Common injuries from falling

Tripping and slipping is something you may do frequently. Many people stumble over their own feet or feel clumsy in certain pairs of shoes. However, when a preventable fall leads to injury, you may find yourself facing mounting medical bills and an inability to work to pay for those expenses. Injuries from falls may be minor, such as cuts, sprains or bruises, but often, a fall can lead to more severe damage, including:

  • Fractured limbs resulting in temporary disability
  • Hip fractures that can cause numerous life-threatening health issues
  • Spinal cord injuries ranging from herniated disks to paralysis
  • Brain injuries that include concussions or more serious permanent cognitive damage

Medical care following a trip and fall accident, even one that seems minor, is critical to determining the extent of any injuries. After any traumatic accident, symptoms of damage to your body may not appear immediately, and a medical professional can monitor you for evidence that you have suffered a serious injury.

Treating your injuries

Following an examination in the emergency room, you will begin treatment for your injuries. Depending on the severity and location of the injuries, that treatment may involve any of the following:

  • Prescription medication
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Ongoing medical attention

Facing the cost of these and other treatments may be daunting, especially if you are unable to work because of your injuries. It may seem all too unfair that you are paying for the neglect of a property owner who failed to maintain his or her property to an acceptable standard of safety. You may even wish to discuss this injustice with a legal professional.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Do You Need Legal Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Jersey City Office
26 Journal Square
Suite 1004,
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: 201-798-2711
Fax: 201-653-6806
Map & Directions

Newfoundland Office
Lakeland Plaza
2713 Route 23 South
Newfoundland, NJ 07435

Phone: 973-874-0556
Fax: 201-653-6806
Map & Directions

  • BBB Rating A+
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • LawyerCentral.com Featured Lawyer

Recent Posts On Our Blog