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Don’t let your slip and fall accident go uncompensated. Contact Bhatt Law Group at (201) 798-8000 and find out how much you are owed for the pain and suffering that was caused by accident.

The township of North Bergen is located in Hudson County, New Jersey. It has been around since 1843. According to a 2010 U.S. Census, the total population of the township is approximately 60,773 people. This reflects a 2,500+ increase in the number of people there over a period of 10 years.

North Bergen contains a lot of commercial properties and public areas for people to gather. It is possible for slip and fall accidents to happen on these properties for a number of reasons. Some of these reasons include:

  • Bad weather causing slippery conditions (e.g. snow and ice on the pavement).
  • Recently mopped the floor, causing it to be wet and slippery.
  • Ditches and potholes in the sidewalks and other types of walking surfaces.
  • Dimly lit walkways and stairways around a building.
  • Garbage and debris on the ground.
  • Walking surfaces that are uneven (e.g. loose mats, loose floorboards, uneven stairs, etc.)

When a property owner has a legal duty to keep their premises safe for other people to use, but then someone slips, falls and injuries themselves because the premises were unsafe, this makes it a premises liability case. Under personal injury law, premises liability applies when the victim experiences loss after they slip and fall on the premises.

Although premises liability falls mainly upon the property owner, other parties responsible for the upkeep of the property may also face liability too. Some of those people may include the following:

  • Homeowner’s association
  • Business owner
  • Landlord
  • Property manager
  • Government entity
  • Public school official
  • Construction company
  • Maintenance company

When seeking compensation for your slip and fall injuries, all parties who are indirectly responsible for the slip and fall accident must be held liable. Bhatt Law Group will make sure this happens after we review the details of your slip and fall case. We’ll review your medical reports, the current condition of the property, and all parties responsible for maintaining the property.

Based on the results of the evaluation, we’ll pursue a settlement for you from the presumably guilty parties. If they refuse to comply with a reasonable settlement, then we’ll proceed to take them to court and fight for compensatory damages that way. The liable parties will usually settle if their guilt is indisputable. It depends on how much compensation you seek and the level of liability on their end.  

How to Prove Liability

When someone slips and falls on the floor, the first person to get accused of wrongdoing is the property owner. But then, the property owner might turn around and put the blame on someone else. They might say it was their custodian or property manager that caused the floor to be slippery. Are they wrong?

An experienced slip and fall accident lawyer can make this determination. There is a certain list of criteria for determining who is responsible for these matters. The criteria include the following:

  • The liable person expected you to be on the property.
  • It was the duty of the liable person to keep the property safe and maintained.
  • The liable person had knowledge of the unsafe conditions or at least should have known about the unsafe conditions because it was their responsibility.
  • The victim suffered an injury because of the unsafe and neglected conditions.

You may not be able to identify all the liable people in your slip and fall accident.  A professional slip and fall lawyer from Bhatt Law Group can help you do that. We have the best slip and fall lawyers in North Bergen. They have extensive experience in representing clients in all kinds of slip and fall cases. No matter how minor or severe your case may be, we can definitely help.

The Difference Between Trespassers, Invitees and Licensees

The New Jersey court system has a very simple way of qualifying slip and fall accident victims for the right to sue all liable parties. The victim must have had the legal right to be on the property in the first place. For example, if you trespass onto someone else’s property uninvited, then you cannot hold them liable for damages if you happen to slip and fall while on their property. You had no legal right to be there, so you have no legal right to sue them for damages.

On the other hand, if you were invited to a private residence or stepped foot onto a commercial property that was open to the public, then a slip and fall accident would be viewed differently in court. Anytime you’re invited to a house, visit a business that is open to the public, or perform lawful actions on public property, then you have grounds to sue the liable parties if you slip, fall and get hurt on the property.

However, there is one small exception to the rule about trespassers. As you know, an adult trespasser who illegally crosses onto someone else’s property cannot hold anyone liable for their injuries. Even if the conditions of the property are totally unsafe, an adult trespasser takes on the risk themselves for illegally being there. But if a child trespasser slips and falls on a property with unsafe conditions, then the property owner and other parties may be held liable for those injuries to the child.

The law is more lenient on children. For instance, if a child crosses someone else’s property to reach a school or another destination, then they have no intent to commit a crime. But if the property owner knows about hazards on the land and those hazards cause the child to slip and fall, then the property owner is liable.

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Slip and fall accidents can be rather complex in New Jersey. If you’re going to make the case that you deserve to be compensated for your slip and fall injuries, then you need to know the personal injury laws of New Jersey inside and out. Bhatt Law Group has professional and experienced lawyers who specialize in slip and fall cases. We’ll be more than happy to consult with you on your case. If we find that you had the legal right to be on a property and the owner failed to keep the conditions safe, then we shall fight hard to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact us at (201) 798-8000.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident $2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident $2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident $1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident $1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident $950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident $825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident $375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident $100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident $75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.