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New Jersey Slip & Fall Attorney

"wet floor" sign at the top of a freshly washed staircaseInjured on someone else’s property? Call the slip, trip and fall lawyers New Jersey trusts, serving Hackensack, Paramus, Bergen County and beyond.

The physical burdens and resulting financial hardships of a slip and fall accident often seem insurmountable to victims. At Eisbrouch Marsh, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys offer sage advice about your rights to legal compensation. When property owners are negligent in their duty to maintain safe premises, whether through reasonable maintenance or upholding local building codes, they may be held liable for related monetary losses that result from a patron or visitor’s injuries.

Slip and fall attorneys New Jersey

Practicing in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris, Middlesex, and Essex counties for more than 25 years, our slip and fall attorneys can help you understand the value of your claim, no matter if your accident occurred at the workplace, at a business establishment or on a public sidewalk. We ensure our clients realize the scope of damages to which they may be entitled, so they can make informed decisions before settling with an insurance company.

At Eisbrouch Marsh, our lawyers offer stanch legal advocacy for those who have suffered slip and fall injuries in New Jersey and New York.

We have procured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in premises liability lawsuits involving:

  • Broken or faulty stairs
  • Slippery floors
  • Holes or uneven pavement in sidewalks
  • Ceiling collapses
  • Unmarked ramps or steps
  • Missing or faulty handrails
  • Snowy or ice-covered sidewalks
  • Poorly maintained public spaces
  • Uneven or poorly maintained floors
  • Inadequate lighting in stairwells
  • Poorly marked changes in elevation
  • Potholes and trenches in parking lots

Valid grounds for filing a slip and fall lawsuit

Premises liability lawsuits arising from slips, trips and falls are often very complex, and determining liability is best left to seasoned attorneys who will analyze with scrutiny all aspects of your case. In general terms, in order for a trip and fall claim to succeed in court your lawyer will need to establish that the property owner or operator was negligent.

NJ slip and fall attorneys at Eisbrouch Marsh have the financial resources and experience to build a strong case and prove that:

  • You took reasonable care to avoid harm but still incurred injury
  • The accident and subsequent injury occurred on the defendant’s property
  • The defendant knew or should have known about the hazardous condition
  • The defendant failed to correct or remove the hazard within a reasonable period of time

We know that innocent lives can be put in harm’s way when measures aren’t taken to ensure a property is free of dangerous obstacles and hazards. If snow has been allowed to accumulate on the sidewalk, broken stairs have not been repaired, or missing paver stones have not been replaced, the property owner may be held responsible for monetary damages arising from any injuries resulting from a failure to uphold these critical duties.

Trip and fall liability

In order to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit involving a slip and fall in New Jersey, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the business operator, landlord or property owner exercised negligence in their premises maintenance. To recover compensation in a settlement or verdict, it must be demonstrated that the defendant caused or in some manner failed to prevent the hazardous condition.

Often, legal counsel or insurance carriers for the defendant will attempt to say that the victim’s own carelessness caused or contributed to their slip and fall injury. For this reason alone, it’s imperative to have a knowledgeable legal team that can marshal and utilize eyewitness and expert testimony, building maintenance records, surveillance footage and other key evidence to establish negligence on the part of the property owner or landlord.

And following any slip and fall injury, it is vital to document the scene of the accident as soon as possible with photos taken from all angles. After that, our NJ premises liability attorneys will initiate a prompt investigation to verify the existence of a hazardous condition, or whether the landlord or property owner may be held liable for building code violations that caused the accident.

Types of compensation available to plaintiffs

At Eisbrouch Marsh, we are known for our success in obtaining substantial court awards and settlements in premises liability litigation. Our in-house medical consultants can accurately determine the long-term cost of your injuries and losses, taking into account physical therapy, rehabilitation and reduced earnings.

Once our attorneys have identified all liable parties, we will fight to recover both economic and non-economic damages including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Diminished ability to earn a living
  • Emotional and psychological trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability

Notable slip and fall settlements

  • $2.3 million pre-trial settlement for a Middlesex resident who fell into a hole behind her apartment building, severely injuring her leg.
  • $525,000 settlement for a NJ man who died after a slip and fall accident due to snow build-up on the sidewalk outside of his condo

New Jersey personal injury attorneys you can trust

If you decide to retain a slip and fall lawyer at Eisbrouch Marsh, you’re partnering with a team of legal professionals that is truly committed to your future. In addition to personal injury claims, our firm also handles wrongful death actions for fatal slip and fall accidents. We have over a quarter century of experience serving Bergen County, Hackensack, Paramus, northern New Jersey, all five boroughs of NYC, and Long Island.

Let us help you get back on the road to recovery and financial stability. To arrange a free case evaluation, please contact us today at 201-342-5545.

  1. National Floor Safety Institute, Quick Facts, http://nfsi.org/nfsi-research/quick-facts/
  2. National Safety Council, Protecting Ourselves from Slips, Trips and Falls, http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/Resources/Pages/Falls.aspx
  3. New York State Department of Health, Fall Injury Prevention, http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/falls.htm