Sidewalk Accident Attorneys in West Orange, NJ
Sidewalks in New Jersey exist to help pedestrians get from place to place safely, without having to worry about cars and trucks getting too close. Pedestrian safety is important to New Jersey. Unfortunately, sidewalks aren’t always well maintained and this can result in significant injuries for someone walking by. If you were walking on a sidewalk in New Jersey and slipped, tripped, or fell because of the dangerous conditions that were present, you may want to consider your legal options. The attorneys at Brown Law, LLC are here to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to after being injured because of someone else’s negligence. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Causes of Sidewalk Accidents
Rarely do we consider that a sidewalk in New Jersey is unsafe to walk on, being that their entire purpose is to keep pedestrians safe from the traffic around them. Property owners are responsible for ensuring that there aren’t any hazards present that could cause someone to slip or trip and hurt themselves. There are a number of different factors that may result in a sidewalk accident. Some of these include the following:
- Hazardous materials
- Unattended snow or ice
- Loose debris
- Cracked pavement
- Standing water
- Other surface issues
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When a property owner fails to maintain their piece of the sidewalk, pedestrians can be seriously injured. It is important for the injured party to determine who the property owner is when they make the decision to take legal action. Usually, the party that claims ownership of the sidewalk is the owner of the adjacent property, whether it is a private citizen, a business, or the municipality. You will be responsible for showing that the property owner’s negligence resulted in your injuries. This can be done by taking pictures of the dangerous conditions before leaving the accident scene and collecting contact information of any witnesses that may have seen your accident take place.
If you were seriously injured in a New Jersey sidewalk accident, Brown Law, LLC is here to help. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients after they have been injured because of the negligence of another party and are ready to help you, too. We will explore all options to allow you to recover both economic and noneconomic damages. This can include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact Brown Law, LLC
If you have been seriously injured in a sidewalk accident, it is important to consider your legal options promptly. Our firm is ready to be the advocate you need when seeking justice against a negligent property owner. Brown Law, LLC has the skill and knowledge necessary to recover the compensation you are entitled to so you can move forward. Contact Brown Law, LLC today to discuss your case and schedule a free initial consultation.