New Jersey Landowner Liability in Slip and Fall Accidents

By adminSlip and fall accidents

Nationwide, more than 800,000 people per year are injured severely enough to be hospitalized by slip and fall accidents. Twenty percent of these are due to injuries to the head or a broken hip. Tragically, deaths from falls have increased 30% in recent years. If you or a loved one has slipped or fallen and injured yourself on a landowner’s …

Holiday Shopping Slip and Fall: Can I Sue?

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For many people, shopping at the local mall or at a craft gathering is one of the highlights of the holiday season. Bells ring. Holiday music plays. Everything is festive. It’s a chance to think about how to delight your family and loved ones. Slip and Fall Dangers Increase During the Holiday Season Unfortunately, it’s also a chance to slip …

Who Is Responsible If You Slip and Fall on Icy Steps or a Sidewalk Outside Your Apartment Building?

By adminPremises, Slip and fall accidents

Winter is coming! In fact, in many places in New York and New Jersey, temperatures have already dropped into the low 30s or even colder. Ice and snow are sure to follow. The risk of slipping and falling in an accident rises exponentially in colder weather. Ice, snow, and sleet can create treacherous — even potentially deadly — conditions for …

Slip and Falls at School: Who Is Responsible?

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For generations, schools were looked upon as safe spaces. In fact, schools operate under the aegis of in loco parentis, which means that schools are as responsible for the safety of children as parents are. Sadly, we all know that schools are less safe than they once seemed to be. Shootings, bullying, and more make headlines around the country and …

Fatal Falls Among Elderly Up 30%

By Dawn SnyderSlip and fall accidents

Among the elderly, falls can be a major factor that determines quality of life. Federal statistics show that among those over age 65, about one in every four experiences a fall each year – and those who experience a fall are more likely to fall again in the future. These falls led to more than 30,000 deaths in 2016, and …

Document the Scene: Proving a Slip and Fall Case

By Dawn SnyderSlip and fall accidents

A slip and fall usually happens in an instant, taking its victim completely by surprise. If someone is at fault for the accident, it pays to take a few moments to gather evidence that documents the scene. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman’s slip and fall lawyers in Rockland County and Bergen County see this situation play out again and again; those who …

CDC Says Falls are Leading Cause of Injury, Death in Seniors

Falls are a primary cause of serious injury and death in older Americans, cautions the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, accidental falls are the number one cause of death in elders aged 65 and older. The agency’s press release was issued late last month in conjunction with the 9th Annual Falls …

How to Prove Liability in a Slip and Fall Accident

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident due to a dangerous condition or property owner’s negligence, the property owner can be held liable. To prove liability in a slip and fall accident, you must establish the following: the party’s responsibility in causing the accident and the party’s negligence (i.e. by causing or failing to prevent the slip …

Premises Liability: Who is Responsible in a Slip and Fall Accident

  The property owner is responsible if someone slips and falls due to improper maintenance of the premises because of “Premises liability”. The owner(s) of the property must ensure that their properties are safe and free from hazardous conditions (tripping hazardous, slippery floors, poor outdoor lighting, etc.). The aftermath of a slip and fall accident can be very serious and …