Ice or Snow-Related Slip and Fall Accidents in New Jersey
Since 1976, the accident and personal injury lawyers at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman have provided honest answers and experienced, professional and dedicated representation to clients who have suffered personal injury due to snow and ice-related slip and fall accidents in New Jersey.
Property owners generally have a responsibility to keep sidewalks, steps/stairs, walkways and parking lots clear of ice and snow that might cause a pedestrian to be injured in a fall. This duty is greater for commercial properties. Most property owners are expected to shovel or plow snow, and to apply salt or sand to icy conditions. Failure to do so may constitute negligence.
Legal Issues in Ice and Snow Falls
Over the past 40 years we have witnessed many changes in the law regarding snow and ice falls. The nature and identity of the property owner can be important in determining your potential rights. Certain property owners have a limited immunity which makes it more difficult to recover. Some properties have leases, sub-leases, snow-removal contracts, and other arrangements which may provide multiple responsible parties. If the property is owned or maintained by a local government or public entity such as a City, Township, school, police department, public park, or public library you must file a Notice of Claim within 90 days or you may lose your right to make a claim.
What You Should Do
If you have been injured due to snow or ice on steps/stairs, a sidewalk, walkway or parking lot, you should:
- Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries.
- Take photographs as soon as possible of the ice or snow that caused your fall. Even if the ice or snow has melted, it is important to show the area where the condition existed. Try to take pictures from far away, from close up, and from all sides.
- Make note of the street address of the property or the name of the business if applicable.
- Call and talk to one of our experienced slip and fall lawyers to protect your legal rights.
Every case is different. After a fall on ice or snow, the best advice can be provided if you call our Jersey City office at 201-798-2711201-798-2711. You will speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at no cost and no obligation to you. We can answer many questions right on the phone and, if you like, schedule a free in-person consultation at home, the hospital or anywhere else that is convenient for you.
If your slip-on ice or snow occurred while you were working, you will be eligible for a workers’ compensation case. You may also have a liability claim against the property owner, if different than your employer.
What We Can Do for You:
If you retain our firm, we will diligently investigate all aspects of your claim. We will identify all possible parties including property owners, lessees, contractors, sub-contractors, or any city or local entity that may be responsible for your injuries. We may retain an expert engineer to evaluate the condition and provide a detailed expert report. We will coordinate with your medical providers to ensure their bills are paid and that we receive all of your medical records. We will deal with the various insurance companies to secure the maximum recovery for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Answer Your Questions and Protect Your Rights, Call Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman
Call the Jersey City, New Jersey lawyers at 201-798-2711201-798-2711 for a free consultation. Or contact us by e-mail to ask a question or schedule an appointment. Feel free to view our FAQ page for answers to some common questions.
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