Persons may suffer severe injuries including fractures, a concussion, a traumatic brain injury (TBI), contusions, lacerations, bruising, internal bleeding and ultimately even death from a fall down incident. Particularly at risk are older fall-down victims where fractured hips and intracranial bleeding (head trauma) can lead to paralysis, long hospitalizations, surgeries or even death of the victim. The recovery may be a long and difficult process, often involving a lengthy stay at a rehabilitation facility. Loss of income and uncovered medical bills could lead to bankruptcy and will most often result in constant worry about ones finances. Plain and simple, fall down injuries will be for some unfortunate victims and their families, life altering.
Examples of some locations where people have suffered compensable fall down injuries include parking lots, supermarkets, retail stores, bars, restaurants, offices, gyms, homes, parks, swimming pools, sidewalks, stadiums, factories and construction sites. Often the cause of fall downs are ice, snow, wet flooring, slippery surfaces, uneven pavement or sidewalks, potholes, improper grading of property, holes, broken stairs, uneven or cracked surfaces, food or other substances left on the floor, inadequate or no lighting, and broken or missing banisters or railings.
In New Jersey, the requisite duty of care of the property owner depends on a host of factors including but not limited to the type of building, premises, home or structure. The New Jersey courts have drawn distinctions in the duty of care required based upon several factors. For example, the duty of a single-family owner-occupied home is different than a non-occupied multi-family home or commercial establishment when someone suffers injuries on their property.
It is when the fall down was indirectly or directly caused by another party or individual that the responsible party’s insurance company is taken to task by The Grossman Law Firm LLC. With a decade of experience representing seriously injured fall down victims throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Passaic, Bergen, and Essex counties, we will vigorously prosecute your claim against the responsible insurance company and work hard at enabling you or your loved ones to focus on recovery. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual person and never treated as another file.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a fall-down accident due to the negligence of others anywhere in New Jersey and have suffered injuries or even the death of a family member, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383 . We represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Consultations are always free.