Slip and fall accidents require prompt investigation
Posted January 27th, 2015 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Slip and Falls.
The blizzard that did not happen still has many New Jersey residents concerned about the potential for some type of accident. Slip and fall accidents are common occurrences during any type of snow or ice storm. However, bad weather is not the only contributor to someone falling and sustaining personal injury. It is extremely important to promptly investigate the cause of a slip and fall accident.
Take the case of a local Essex County woman who sustained severe injuries and was recently awarded a substantial court verdict. It was an accident that could have potentially been avoided if the commercial landowner took better care of its premises. The woman’s injuries were severe enough to require a spinal fusion. She suffered other injuries, and continues to live in pain.
In this matter, the young mother was walking her daughter to school and passed over the sidewalk of a commercial property. Unfortunately, there was a paver missing from the sidewalk on the defendant’s property. The missing paver caused a substantial hole to form in the sidewalk. As a result, the plaintiff tripped in the hole and fell. It appears that she felt the severity of her injuries almost immediately.
Proper investigation was an important component of this case. Photographs of the slip and fall accident scene were available for the jury to understand the dangerous condition. One of the issues was how long the paver was missing from the sidewalk. It is also crucial to retain expert opinions for this type of case. Doctors are obviously the experts on the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. However, it is also important to have an engineering expert examine the accident scene.
The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has handled slip and fall accidents for more than 25 years. We understand the steps to pursuing a case of this nature. Our investigation is done on a timely basis, and includes photographing the accident site and determining property ownership. We also retain appropriate experts in order to prove liability. We encourage our clients to heal from their injuries, while we seek compensation on their behalf.
If you have suffered a slip and fall accident and sustained personal injury, please contact us. We will be glad to meet with you at no cost.