Premises Liability Attorneys Morris County, New Jersey

We would like to think that the places where we shop, work, play and visit are well-maintained by property owners who take our safety to heart. But as New Jersey premises liability lawyers since 1996, we at Smith & Gaynor, LLC, know that this is not always the case. While owners have a duty to keep their property safe for tenants, customers, guests and visitors, when they fail to do so it can have very serious consequences for our lives.

Property owners can and should be held accountable for their negligence, especially when it comes to you and your family's health. For a cost-free consultation, contact us online or call today at 973-532-2661.

Mt. Olive, New Jersey, Attorneys Answer "What Is Premises Liability?"

A premises liability claim involves any kind of accident or injury caused by a property owner's negligence. Property owners have a legal duty to maintain a safe environment for those expected to use the property. Expectations can change depending on the type of property, for example a store will want to make sure it is safe for customers and employees, while a home will want to be safe for visitors or passerby legally using a walkway in front of the property.

When a property owner or manager does not live up to these expectations, and you are injured because of their negligence, then you will want to seek compensation for your injuries with a premises liability claim. You have the legal right to be compensated for medical costs, both past and those expected in the future, as well as pain and suffering damages, lost income, and loss of ability to enjoy life.

Slip-And-Fall Medical Expenses

Just how expensive is a slip-and-fall accident? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fall-related injuries were among the 20 most expensive medical conditions. And according to one study, the cost of a fall injury for someone 72 or older was $19,440. The same study reports that hip fractures are among the most frequent medical problems in a slip-and-fall accident among the elderly, with an average hospital cost of $18,000. Moreover, hip fractures lead to loss of mobility and increase the risk of an earlier death.

Slip-and-fall accidents are also the second most common workplace accident, and represent a primary cause of lost days from work. The National Floor Safety Institute reports that it is also a leading cause of workers' compensation claims.

Slip-and-fall accidents can happen anywhere, but commonly occur in:

  • Grocery stores
  • Shopping malls
  • Shopping centers
  • Motels and hotels
  • Office building
  • Movie theaters
  • Marinas
  • Parking lots
  • Amusement parks

As your lawyers for slip-and-fall claims in New Jersey, we bring our substantial premises liability experience to bear in assessing the full value of your claim and pursuing the appropriate compensation for you.

Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Handling Premises Liability Cases Across New Jersey — With Offices In Morristown

Robert A. Smith of Smith & Gaynor, LLC, is a Certified Civil Trial attorney committed to building long-lasting partnerships with his clients. His goal is to provide personal but professional legal counsel by building a foundation of honest and open communication. When you hire Bob Smith, you can rest assured he will be the one in the courtroom fighting for your future.

If you have been injured, Smith & Gaynor, LLC, is ready to help. We offer experience, professionalism and compassion — and a dedication to seeing that you get the compensation you deserve in premises liability cases. To learn more, please call us at 973-532-2661 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers can arrange to meet you at your home or at the hospital as needed. All premises liability cases are taken on contingency, if we don't win your case you don't pay for our representation.

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