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Newark Slip and Fall Lawyer

A slip and fall accident can be devastating for a victim. Common fall injuries range from broken bones and sprained wrists to traumatic brain injuries. If you believe the owner of the property where you fell had the power to reasonably prevent your accident, please contact an attorney from Console & Associates PC right away for a free consultation. Our Newark slip and fall lawyers can review your case and your right to file a premises liability claim at no charge or obligation.

Why Choose Us?

  • We know precisely how to handle slip and fall accident claims in New Jersey after practicing personal injury law for over 25 years.
  • We can take property owners, corporations and insurance companies to court in Newark if that is what your case needs to succeed.
  • We will provide personalized legal services and custom strategies to obtain the best possible results for you as our client.
  • We take slip and fall accident cases in Newark on a contingency fee basis, with $0 upfront to retain our legal services.

Should You Hire an Attorney?

Slip and fall accidents are notoriously difficult cases to win for plaintiffs. The defendant may allege comparative negligence, or the insurance company may request a great deal of accident and injury documentation. An insurance company may require proof of soft-tissue injuries, for example, which can be difficult to obtain since they often do not appear on x-rays. Hiring an attorney can give you peace of mind during the premises liability claims process. While your lawyer handles complicated legal matters on your behalf, including settlement negotiations, you can focus on recovering from your slip and fall injuries.

How Do Slip and Falls Happen?

Slip and fall accidents in Newark can happen in parking lots, grocery stores, outlet malls, shopping centers, banks, public parks, sidewalks and private properties: anywhere a property owner fails to fulfill his or her duties of care to protect visitors. If a landowner does not maintain a reasonably safe premises, slip, trip and fall accidents can occur due to a range of property defects and hazards.

  • Wet or greasy floors
  • Spilled food debris or liquids
  • Oil spots in warehouses
  • Leaky pipes
  • Icy parking lots
  • Uneven sidewalks or curbs
  • Clutter or objects in aisles
  • Exposed extension cords
  • Loose or torn carpets
  • Lack of warning signs

It is a landowner’s legal responsibility to prevent slip and fall accidents to the best of his or her ability. This may involve hiring employees to regularly inspect the floors, maintaining a cleaning log, conducting frequent floor sweeps and implementing a protocol to quickly respond to spills. If another owner would have reasonably prevented the fall in question, the defendant may be liable for damages.

How to File a Claim in Newark

If you recently suffered injuries in a slip or trip and fall accident in Newark, collect information about your case to bring to a premises liability attorney. Keep important documents such as accident reports, photographs and medical records. Then, contact an attorney to discuss a potential claim. During your free consultation, ask any questions you may have about your specific claim and the process in general. Then, file your claim with the property owner’s insurance company with an attorney’s assistance.

In New Jersey, you have two years from the date of your slip and fall accident to file a lawsuit if your case has to proceed to court. You will first bring the claim with the at-fault party’s insurer to try to work out a settlement during pre-trial negotiations. Settlements are faster and cheaper than premises liability lawsuits. If the insurance company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement, however, your lawyer can take your case to court instead.

Contact an Attorney Today

Hiring an attorney from the beginning of your slip and fall claim can improve your chances of success. Your lawyer can work to build a strong and valid claim to damages, then go up against the defendant and his or her insurance company on your behalf. Start your case in Newark, New Jersey with a free consultation with an attorney at Console & Associates PC. Please contact us online or call (862) 229-1137 today. Our local office address is 494 Broad Street #208B, Newark, NJ 07102.