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Experienced New Jersey Slip and Fall Attorneys

Experienced New Jersey Slip and Fall Attorneys

When you visit a store, a person’s home or apartment complex, use an elevator or walk through a parking lot, you have a right to reasonably expect a degree of safety. While most property owners and managers uphold safety regulations, the unfortunate truth is that there are some property owners who will fail to inspect their property, fix dangerous conditions, and warn visitors of the potential for risk. When a property owner or manager fails to ensure the safety of those in their property, their negligence can quickly result in the serious injury of someone who suffers a slip and fall accident in their premises. 

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in the State of New Jersey, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim against the property owner or manager for compensation for your injuries. A financial restitution can help you cover the expenses associated with your medical bills, your loss of income, physical pain, emotional distress, and more. 

Fighting for Your Rights in the Aftermath of a Slip and Fall in New Jersey

The personal injury attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are highly skilled in the field of slip and fall cases in the State of New Jersey. With many years of dedicated experience, the firm understands that slip and fall victims as well as their families will often endure serious financial distress. The attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are qualified to pursue the full and just restitution that will help victims and their families through the recovery process. Contact the firm today for a free initial consultation

Protecting Your Interests Following a Slip and Fall Accident

In effort of protecting your right to a fair settlement, it is highly recommended that you consider taking the following steps in the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident. 

  1. Without delay, obtain medical treatment. By obtaining immediate medical treatment, you will establish a medical record that will document your injuries and the extent of these injuries. It is also very important to follow up with your medical caregiver’s treatment orders. 

When seeking personal injury restitution, it is likely that your claim will be challenged. A failure to seek medical attention or not following up with treatment orders can easily result in a weakened personal injury claim. 

  1. Report your accident. If your injury occurred in store or other private location, be sure to fill out an accident report form. If this is not available, you can notify the management of the accident. In the event that a police officer responded to the scene of the incident, he or she will likely complete an accident report. You may be able to obtain a copy of this report, which may help corroborate your version of events. 
  2. Take pictures of the site where the accident occurred and the injuries you suffered. If it is possible, taking pictures of the site where the incident occurred can help your case. The same is said for the injuries you have sustained. It is commonly said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Having pictures of the dangerous condition that lead to your accident or establishing an image of your injury can help validate your claim. 
  3. Maintain a personal injury case file. For most slip and fall victims, the truth of the matter is that the injuries resulting from the accident will result in extensive medical expenses. You should keep an organized file of all your expenses and keep copies of letters you receive from applicable insurance companies. 
  4. Do not discuss your case on your social media. In today’s modern age, it is almost a natural reaction to make others aware of the accident and your situation. Especially if you feel that by sharing the information, you will help prevent the same accident from happening to others. While your case is ongoing, however, you should never discuss anything about your case on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or other social media platforms. Insurance companies are notorious for using anything and everything they can to place the blame on you. 

Obtain the Compensation You Deserve, Consult the Legal Support of a Qualified Slip and Fall Attorney in New Jersey

Slip and fall cases are a form of premises liability claims. Premises liability claims require that negligent property owners pay for the losses of visitors who have been injured when in the premises. Establishing liability is a difficult matter that demands the legal support of a well-versed personal injury attorney. Consult an experienced attorney who is qualified in premises liability for more information on how you can obtain the settlement you deserve. 

The premises liability attorneys in Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC have many years of dedicated experience serving those who have suffered a slip and fall injury while in another’s property. If you have sustained a slip and fall injury in New Jersey, contact a firm you can trust. The attorneys at Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC are committed to helping their clients obtain the restitution they deserve. Contact the firm today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. You can also call our office here: (908) 264-7228

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At Harrell, Smith and Williams, will help you from start to finish. We will guide you through the complex system of insurance coverage, disability, and recovery. Each of our attorneys has worked with larger firms and knows what it takes to prepare and try every type of case. Whether you were injured in a car crash, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or a dog attack, we will not allow you to get lost in the system. Our personal injury attorneys will also represent you when you are injured as a result of negligence by a doctor. From brain injury to spinal cord injury, our attorneys have dealt with all aspects of injury throughout their careers.... View full business profile here: Harrell, Smith & Williams, LLC

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