Slip and fall accidents are governed by premises liability law. These laws dictate that property owners may be held liable for any injuries that occur from a slip and fall accident on their property. However, simply suffering an injury is not typically enough to grant compensation to a plaintiff; the plaintiff must prove that an unsafe condition was caused or allowed to continue due to the negligence of the property owner.
A recent ruling for a slip and fall accident in Camden, New Jersey involved a woman in a retail store who slipped on laundry detergent that had spilled from another customer’s cart near the checkout counter. The defendant offered contradicting claims as to his response to the accident, citing in one interview that he did not see the accident take place, and that he had shouted “watch out” to the plaintiff. The judge dismissed the case citing the fact that there was no strong evidence to point towards neglectful behavior on the part of the store owner. In this case, the accident was not caused by improperly packaged goods, but rather to improper handling of the goods by the other customer.
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, seek the counsel of an experienced slip and fall lawyer. At DiTomaso Law, we have extensive experience with premises liability claims and have the necessary skills to identify and document the details of your accident to present the strongest case possible.
Considerations for Slip and Fall Accidents
There are a few things to keep in mind when filing a suit for a slip and fall accident. Taking pictures of the area where you were injured will provide you with evidence in the courtroom. Including the address and specific location of your accident on those photos is even better. If there were any bystanders, take down their names and addresses so that they can testify to aid your case.
If you fell due to dangerous conditions, confirm how long the condition was left unattended. On a similar note, taking account of railings, lighting, and other environmental factors in the area could also help your case.
Camden Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Represent Plaintiffs in Premises Liability Suits
If you are the victim of a slip and fall accident, contact us online or call 856-414-0010 for a free case review. The Camden slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law are dedicated to securing compensation for their clients. We have offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia and we represent clients throughout the area.