New Jersey Trip & Fall Accident Lawyers
Slip & Fall Accidents vs. Trip & Fall Accidents
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we provide legal representation for clients who have been injured in trip and falls. Although similar to a slip and fall, the terminology surrounding a trip and fall is notably different. In a slip and fall, the cause of the accident is some form of wet or slippery substance on the ground; an example would be an individual who slipped and fell because of something spilled in a grocery store. On the other hand, a trip and fall occurs because the plaintiff ran into a fixed object in their path or uneven surface that caused them to stumble; an example of this would be tripping on a broken sidewalk, forgotten items, etc.
How Do You Prove a Trip & Fall Claim?
In either case, it is critical that the injured party finds an experienced New Jersey trip and fall injury attorney. Businesses are legally required to provide a reasonably safe environment for visitors. While they cannot be expected to be perfect, they are held to certain standards. One is that they are required to warn visitors of a dangerous condition or remedy the situation. If they fail to do so, the injured party likely has grounds to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation.
The following can be used to prove that the defendant had notice of the unreasonably dangerous condition:
- They or their employees created the condition;
- They or their employees actually knew about the condition; or
- The condition had existed for so long that they should have reasonably known about it.
80 Years of Experience in Your Corner
At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we are backed by 80 years of experience. All of the partners at our firm have been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey at some point—either in civil trial of workers’ compensation. This is the kind of experience that has led to our firm earning a reputation as being proven experts.
Get the help you deserve by working with our firm. We care about our clients and will do everything that we can to see that their best interests are protected. Call (732) 440-3089 to schedule your free consultation with a member of our firm.