Sometimes clients come and see us because they’ve either slipped or tripped and fallen on another person’s property, whether it be a neighbor’s house or a business establishment. If that occurs and you have been seriously injured, it is important to begin investigating your claim early. You would be required to show that it is the result of a defective condition and sometimes notice is required, meaning an understanding that the property owner had some knowledge of the dangerous condition or that the dangerous condition existed for such a long period of time that the court holds them accountable to have had such notice.
Anybody who owns property in New Jersey is responsible for making sure that their property is safe for anyone who may be on it. If they fail to keep their property in a safe condition, you may have a claim against them if you acquire an injury from slipping and falling on that property. If you are injured on a piece of property, you will first need to determine who the owner of the property is because they are the person that will be held responsible. If you are injured in a store, you need to tell the management immediately because if you try and bring a claim later on and they say they had no idea anybody was injured, it does not help your case. Whenever you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, it is valuable for you to take pictures of the conditions that caused you to slip so you can present those as evidence of the property owner’s failure to maintain their property safely.
If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact Tomes Law Firm, PC and we will be happy to assist you.