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I Was Injured in a Slip and Fall. Should I Get a Lawyer?

While a slip and fall accident may seem cut and dry, they're actually pretty tricky. First and foremost, it's not always clear who is at fault in a slip and fall accident. Second, because trips and falls are so common and don't always result in major injuries, defendants may argue that the plaintiff's injuries aren't as severe as they claim. An experienced premises liability lawyer can help on both fronts. Learn more below. 

Establishing Fault

In every personal injury case, fault must be established. In order to do this, your attorney will investigate the details of your claim, including how the fall occurred and where. An investigation will be even more granular so it's important to tell your attorney as many details as you can remember: where you holding anything when you fell? Which hand were you carrying it in? Were you looking where you were walking? What kind of shoes were you wearing? Did you trip or did you miss a step? These details will help determine liability and establish if there was a substance on the floor where you tripped, if a handrail was not at an optimal height or if the height of each step were varied heights. 

Proving Damages

In a slip and fall case, your lawyer will need to prove that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. This involves obtaining necessary documentation such as pay stubs, medical bills and records. In terms of pain and suffering, you would need to provide documentation of any medication receipts, as well as the length of your recovery, which can be proven by ongoing medical treatment and doctor visits.

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a personal injury attorney right away. We'll help you file your claim within the statute of limitations and conduct a thorough investigation into who can be held liable for the pain you've endured. 

Contact An Edison Personal Injury Lawyer To Discuss Your Slip and Fall Accident Case In New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a slip and fall accident in New Jersey? Don't let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. represent clients injured because of slip and fall accidents in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset, and Union Counties and throughout New Jersey. Call 732-564-7165 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. has two offices conveniently located in Edison New Jersey, as well as offices in Brick, Freehold and Point Pleasant. The main office of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. is at 1862 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.



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