Slip and Fall Attorneys

Does it matter where I fall?

Yes. Under New Jersey law, the responsibilities owed to you by the property owner are determined by your reason for being on the property and the type of property: residential, commercial or public.

What if I fall on a residential sidewalk?

Although a residential property owner is generally not responsible for defects caused by the elements, wear and tear or snow and ice accumulation, he may be responsible for a dangerous condition caused by his own actions.

What if I fall on commercial property?

A commercial property owner is normally responsible for dangerous conditions that he knew or should have known about in enough time to warn you or repair the condition.

What if I fall in my apartment or apartment complex?

Landlords generally have the duty of commercial landowners. They must inspect, repair, and maintain all parts of the property that are under their control. A landlord may be liable for injuries to a tenant or guest caused by dangerous conditions that were discoverable through a reasonable inspection.

What if I fall on public property?

If you are injured on public property you must file a tort claim notice with the government entity responsible for the property. If you are over the age of 18 and fail to file this notice within 90 days after the date of your accident, you may forever lose your right to bring a personal injury lawsuit.

A public entity is responsible for injuries caused by a dangerous condition on its property subject to specific requirements and immunities contained in the New Jersey Tort Claims Act. The standard of proof against a government entity is much higher and more difficult to meet than the standard of proof against private citizens and businesses.

Multiple locations to better serve your needs—

Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

401 Rte 73 N, Building 40, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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Morristown, NJ

222 Ridgedale Ave
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Phone: 973.998.9683
Fax: 973.998.9687
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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