Get the Best Slip, Trip, and Fall Injury Lawyer on Your Side | Roseland, NJ
Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of serious personal injuries. Attorney David A. DiBrigida has a proven track record of successfully representing clients who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. He represents individuals who become seriously injured after slipping and falling on another person’s property.
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident, we can help you fight for your right to compensation. Contact the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida today to schedule your free initial consultation. Our law firm serves personal injury clients in Roseland, Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex.
What Should You Do After a Slip and Fall in New Jersey?
After a slip and fall accident, the steps you take will determine your recovery and ability to obtain compensation. The most important thing you should do after a slip and fall accident is to seek medical treatment immediately. If the paramedic at the accident scene recommends that you go to the emergency room, follow their recommendation. If not, try to be seen by your doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
Every day that you wait could reduce the value of your slip-and-fall case. Corporate defendants and insurance companies typically argue that the slip and fall accident did not cause your injuries or that your injuries are as severe as you claim. Delays and gaps in treatment or failure to follow your doctor’s orders will strengthen the defendant’s arguments. You should also keep all of your medical records. We recommend keeping a notebook and writing down what doctor visits you attended, any changes in your injury status, the days you had to take off work, and any pain or symptoms you experience.
You should also report your slip and fall accident to the property manager or owner immediately after the fall. If your accident happened at a rental property or business, the manager or landlord should take a report of the incident. Get a copy of the accident report as soon as possible. Even if the police did not take a report, you can request a copy from the store manager or employee. At this stage, you should limit communication with employees, business owners, and other witnesses. Try to take photos of the scene as quickly as you can before the business owner has a chance to clean up the cause of the slip and fall accident. Finally, discuss your case with a lawyer who can advise you of the steps you should take next.
Making Your Case: How to File a Slip and Fall Lawsuit
In New Jersey, property owners have a legal responsibility to do everything reasonable to protect their guests and customers from dangerous conditions on their premises. When a person becomes injured from a hazardous condition, such as a pool of liquid on the floor or icy steps, he or she can seek compensation from the business owner through a personal injury lawsuit.
As a plaintiff in a slip-and-fall lawsuit, you will need to prove several different elements by presenting evidence in your favor. First, you will need to prove that the property owner or manager was negligent because they had a duty to remove a dangerous condition and failed to do so. For example, suppose you slipped on a pool of oil in a grocery store. You later discover that an employee working that day knew that there was a pool of oil on the floor but failed to take any reasonable steps to prevent customers from slipping and falling on it.
You will also need to prove that the owner or manager’s negligence caused your injuries. In the example mentioned above, you would need to show evidence that you slipped and fell on the pool of oil, causing your back and knee injuries. An experienced slip and fall lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and gather evidence, including photos, video evidence, witness’s testimony, cleaning records, to prove that the property owner’s negligence caused your injuries.
Slip and Fall Settlements and Average Payouts: Our Track Record
Attorney David A. DiBrigida Has been helping personal injury victims for decades. Since 1992, he has a proven track record of fighting for thousands of people just like you who have been injured in personal injury accidents. Over his many years fighting for clients, he has won millions of dollars in compensation and helped his clients protect their financial future.
Settlement victories include:
$625,000 settlement for a man with internal organ injuries as a result of a multiple-car accident on the highway.
$1,200,000 settlement for a retired man who was struck as a pedestrian, requiring surgery.
$1,450,000 settlement for a 76-year-old New Jersey man who was struck by a car and suffered closed head injuries.
$250,000 settlement for a bus passenger who injured their back, requiring surgery.
See our Case Results Page for more information on victories we’ve achieved for our clients!
The Kinds of Slip and Fall Cases We Handle
We handle a variety of slip, trip, and fall cases, including:
Snow and ice
Apartment complexes and rental properties
Handling Your Insurance Claims
Depending on the facts of your case, you may have a right to file a claim for compensation through the property owner’s insurance company. Most retail locations and businesses have commercial Insurance to protect them in personal injury accidents. Unfortunately, even if you know that the store owner’s negligence caused your injuries, dealing with insurance companies is challenging.
Insurance companies will try to deny your claim or pay you a settlement agreement that is far too low. Attorney David A. DiBrigida has been successfully negotiating with insurance companies for over 30 years. He will handle all of the negotiations for you so you can focus on your recovery. We recommend speaking to him before you provide a statement to the insurance company.
Common Questions About Slip & Fall Cases
Where can I find a slip & fall settlement calculator?
If you are seeking a very approximate calculation for your potential slip & fall settlement, AllLaw provides an easy-to-use Personal Injury Settlement Calculator, available at the link.
However, this calculator does not constitute legal advice, and the calculator provided is for instructional purposes only. Please consult an attorney for a financial and legal analysis of your case.
How do I file a slip & fall complaint?
After experiencing a slip & fall, it’s important to take the following steps immediately after the incident:
Report the accident to the owner or manager of the premises.
Record the names of any witnesses.
Take pictures as soon as possible.
Seek appropriate medical treatment.
Be sure to explain how you were injured to your healthcare providers.
Fill out the appropriate accident report forms.
How long do slip and fall settlements usually take?
It can take anywhere from a few months to years to receive a settlement for a slip & fall claim, depending on the factors in a particular case. Such factors include the waiting period for the final cost of medical treatment, assessing financial and psychological suffering, and negotiations with insurance companies.
What is the New Jersey statute of limitations on a slip & fall case?
The statute of limitations in New Jersey for filing a claim for personal injury, such as a slip & fall, is two years from the date of the accident, or until age 20 if the injured person was a minor at the time of the accident.
Call the Best Slip and Fall Lawyer in Roseland, NJ Today
If you were injured in a New Jersey slip and fall accident, do not try to negotiate a settlement by yourself. Understand your legal rights and protect your claim by discussing your case with attorney David A. DiBrigida. We offer new clients a free case evaluation to ask questions and determine whether they have a legitimate claim for damages.
In New Jersey, you only have two years to bring a slip and fall lawsuit. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. David A. DiBrigida represents clients in Roseland, Patterson, Howell, Essex, Morris, Union, Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex.