What You Should Know About Compensation for Slip, Fall, Trip Accidents
The personal injury and tort laws are a bit complicated in New Jersey, but you are entitled to compensation if you’ve been injured in trip accidents, slip and fall accidents that resulted from a negligent act. Though sometimes a person only suffers minor injuries from these falls, there are times when medical attention is required.
What are Negligent Acts?
Many situations result in injuries that are due to negligent acts such as:
- Leaving debris lay on the floor
- Having fixtures in hazardous areas/positions
- Ice and snow on walkways
- Holes in the floor
- Leaving wires exposed
- Having stairways that are not even
- Improper signage of dangerous areas
- Not having handrails
- Wet floors that are not marked
- Cracked or uneven pavement that is not replaced
- Poor lighting
- Broken tiles on the floor
- Carpet that has worn out
- Not cleaning spilled drinks or food items off walking areas
Trip accidents, slip and fall accidents can occur for these situations in retail stores, workplace areas, on personal property or almost anywhere a person has to walk through or around. Serious injuries can be a result when you fall or slip in these situations as your body jerks or falls unexpectedly.
When your body doesn’t have the time to prepare or brace against a fall, you are not able to soften the fall or protect certain areas on your body. These are some of the injuries common to trip accidents, slip and fall accidents.
Injuries from Trip Accidents, Slip and Fall Accidents
An injury caused by slipping or falling is not often life-threatening. Injuries can be severe enough, however; to require medical attention and can even cause you to lose time from employment. These are some of the common injuries: