Steadfast Clifton Law Firm Fights for Victims of Slip and Fall Injuries
Accomplished northern New Jersey attorneys handle personal injury cases
Every day, New Jersey residents fall and become injured due to dangerous conditions — like a patch of ice, broken stair or missing section of flooring. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall, Kassem and Associates, in Clifton, can explain your rights and help you take legal action to get the recovery to which you’re entitled.
Getting compensation when you are hurt on someone’s property
New Jersey law gives someone injured in a slip and fall two years from the fall to file suit for personal injury. These types of injuries can be tricky and can take years to fully resolve, and without prompt attention and advice from an experienced attorney, you may end up settling for much less than your injuries eventually cost you.
New Jersey has a “comparative negligence” standard, so even if you are up to 50 percent responsible for your injuries, you can still seek damages from the property owner. In many cases, the property owner will try to shift liability. Common claims are that:
- The danger was obvious either because it was apparent or because there were visible warnings.
- The victim was inattentive and not paying enough attention to the surroundings.
- Unsafe clothing or footwear was to blame.
We provide aggressive advocacy for victims of slip and fall injuries and will look for any evidence that shows you were not at fault.
Under the comparative negligence standard, New Jersey reduces the amount plaintiffs can recover based on their liability for their own injuries. For example, a victim found to be 20 percent liable for a $100,000 injury could only recover up to $80,000. This affects both the potential court case and any settlement negotiations, so it’s important that the legal team be prepared to give the strongest possible representation from the very beginning. New Jersey rarely awards punitive damages and caps them at five times the normal damages or $350,000, whichever is more. Our firm will help you pursue the maximum compensation for which you are eligible.
Get a free consultation about a slip and fall injury.
If you suffered a slip and fall in New Jersey, speak with Kassem and Associates, in Clifton. Call us at 973-330-8112 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.