Slip and Fall Accidents Caused by Ice or Snow

Mercer County NJ Ice and Snow Slip & Fall Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Injured Victims throughout New Jersey

Each year, winter weather brings a host of hazardous conditions that lead to devastating accidents involving ice, sleet, and snow. These dangerous conditions are frequently the cause of motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles, as well as slip and fall accidents, all of which can result in serious injuries that require immediate medical care as well as long-term rehabilitative treatment.

Seeking medical attention is obviously the first and most important step after being injured in a winter weather-related accident. Next, it is critical to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can comprehensively evaluate your case and provide you with an assessment of all of your legal options. While it may have been impossible for you to prevent your injury, another person’s negligence or failure to ensure your safety may mean that they can be held liable. Enforcing this liability with the assistance of an aggressive legal advocate can ensure that you receive compensation for damages associated with your injuries, including medical expenses, loss of income, physical therapy, and the pain and suffering.

The personal injury lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson will accumulate and organize all of the available evidence to support your claim, including a medical assessment of your injuries and necessary treatment, an analysis of the weather conditions that preceded the event, and photographs documenting the site of the incident. Compiling and constructing a compelling argument on your behalf is our priority as we work toward obtaining just compensation for you or your loved one. To discuss your injury case with a member of our legal team at no cost, contact our Trenton and Pennington, New Jersey offices at (609) 528-2596.

Slip and Fall Accidents and Premises Liability Lawsuits in New Jersey

Slip and fall accidents fall under a broader legal category known as “premises liability.” These cases typically involve injuries sustained as a result of an unsafe or defective condition on a company or individual’s property. Ice and snow represent some of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents, which may result in a wide variety of injuries including brain trauma (concussions), bone fractures, and back injuries such as herniated discs. If you slip and fall and suffer an injury, there are a number of important questions that will determine the legal avenues available to you.

For example, a legal professional or insurance provider will assess if the accident was foreseeable, if the injury could have been prevented, whether the site of the injury was a residential or commercial property, and if the party responsible for ensuring the safety of those on the property conformed to the prescribed standard of care.

One of the primary considerations in a slip and fall case is the type of property where the incident occurred, meaning commercial versus residential. Under New Jersey Law, a residential property owner is not required to uphold a reasonable standard of care, whether that includes applying salt, melting ice, or plowing snow to ensure the safety of those on the premises. Conversely, the owner of a commercial property has the legal obligation to act as a “reasonably prudent” person would when determining the appropriate means by which to address winter weather hazards. If he or she fails to take appropriate safety measures, the commercial property owner may be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit brought by a person who was injured on his or her property.

Contact Our Pennington NJ Personal Injury Team for Assistance with Your Slip and Fall Case

A seasoned personal injury attorney will evaluate every facet of your slip and fall or other premises liability case in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. For a free consultation with a member of our talented personal injury team, contact the law offices of Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson at (609) 528-2596 or (215) 337-4915.

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