Saint Patrick’s Day Festivities Can Lead to Slip and Fall Incidents
Posted March 12th, 2018 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Slip and Falls.
Many New Jersey residents have partaken or plan on partaking in festivities involving Saint Patrick’s Day in the coming days. While these celebrations can be mostly a good time with family and friends, things can go south quickly and literally, especially because of winter weather. We are talking about the potential for slip and fall incidents that could occur.
For the most part, Saint Patrick’s Day festivities usually involve parades and bar crawls. That’s a lot of people walking around highly-crowded areas (possibly under the influence of alcohol). It’s the perfect recipe for a dangerous slip and fall incident to occur, not to mention the corresponding injuries that could arise from it.
But, how is a slip and fall incident different in a bar than other types of places? And, what are the legal parameters of this kind of situation?
In New Jersey, commercial businesses such as bars have a duty to keep their premises safe for their customers and employees. Bars, specifically, are more prone to drink spills that cause floors to be slippery, and the potential for floors to be covered with debris such as broken glass and plastic cups increases too.
It is the bar’s responsibility to have rules in place that deal with customers and employees spilling drinks so they do not put other patrons at risk. There are multiple claims that could arise from these situations, such as incidents resulting from slipping on a drink-riddled floor, tripping because of a poorly-lit room, or stumbling over other types of debris. And if an injury occurs, medical attention should be sought after immediately.
Also, if you happen to sustain injuries from a slip and fall accident traveling along a sidewalk or walkway during a Saint Patrick’s Day parade in the following days, you might be dealing with issues of premises liability. It is the responsibility of the property owner to make sure their premise is safe from anything that might cause harm to another person. That sentiment couldn’t be echoed more during this time of the year, where there can either be snow, ice, or rain.
Depending on the nature of your injuries from either type of situation, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone can help you pursue compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity, if your injuries are so severe they compromise your ability to do your job
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Any time that you are injured on another person’s property because of a slip and fall incident, you should meet with an experienced attorney to help secure the damages you rightfully deserve. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone works with injury victims to help them find the financial compensation necessary for complete recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.