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Slip & Fall Accidents in Jersey City , NJ

Lerner, Piermont, & Riverol, P.A., a law firm in Jersey City, New Jersey, protects your legal rights in slip and fall accidents, representing you aggressively in negotiations and in court.
Slip and Fall Accidents, Lerner, Piermont, Riverol, P.A in Jersey City, N.J

Slip & Fall Accidents

Each year in the United States, one person in 20 receives emergency room treatment because of a fall. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fall, you need the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Lerner, Piermont, & Riverol, P.A. has become recognized as a quality personal injury law firm, serving residents of Jersey City, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities, including Bergen, Union County, Hudson, Essex, and Middlesex Counties.
Our attorneys offer more than 100 years of combined experience, providing responsive communications, effective legal representation, and personal attention to clients' needs.

An Overview

A slip-and-fall accident generally refers to a situation in which a person slips and falls, or trips and falls due to a dangerous condition on someone else's property and is injured as a result.
These cases fall under the broader category of cases known as "premises liability" cases, which refer to situations when an individual is injured on property or premises owned or maintained by someone else and the owner or possessor of the property is held liable for the injury.

Duties to Entrants Owed by Landowners & Occupiers

Under common law principles, which are still followed by many states today, property owners and occupiers owe different duties or have special responsibilities depending on how the people entering their property are classified.
Entrants to land are classified as invitees, licensees, or trespassers. Because how you are classified dictates what duty the landowner owes to you, your classification may ultimately affect your ability to recover for your injuries.

Common Causes

These types of mishaps are extremely common and can happen in a variety of environments, including grocery stores, restaurants, office buildings, shopping malls, parking lots and sidewalks. While slipping and falling in a public place can be embarrassing, it can also be quite painful and result in serious injuries.

Snow or Ice

Icy and snowy conditions are some of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents. Slick surfaces on sidewalks, outdoor steps, and parking lots can be hazardous for pedestrians, especially if the hazardous condition is not obvious, as is the case with black ice.
Contact us for the professional legal advice you need in a slip-and-fall accident. (201) 653-0405