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What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident in New Jersey

by omniinjurylaw
Feb 2, 2024

Just like anywhere else, Slip and fall accidents can happen unexpectedly at all kinds of places in New Jersey, leaving you injured, confused, and wondering what to do next. In these situations of uncertainty, contact our New Jersey slip and fall lawyers at Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. Following appropriate protocols and evidence gathering protective measures can help strengthen your case if you choose to pursue a claim and seek compensation. You can also set up a consultation by filling out our online form, and a member of our team will back to you quickly.

What to Do After a NJ Slip and Fall Accident

Seek Medical Attention Immediately

Your health and safety should be the top concern after any accident. Even if you feel fine afterwards, it’s important to get examined by a doctor to check for injuries like:

  • Head trauma or concussion
  • Broken bone
  • Sprains or strain
  • Back or neck injury

Adrenaline can mask serious issues so it’s advisable to get evaluated by medical professionals after a serious fall. Describe all symptoms and be sure to follow treatment instructions laid out by the doctor closely.

Document the Accident Scene and Your Injuries

Proper documentation provides key evidence if you pursue a lawsuit later:

  • Take photos of the exact location you fell, highlighting any dangers like uneven flooring, clutter, lack of warnings, improper lighting, or wet areas.
  • Get contact details and written accounts from any witnesses whenever possible. Their perspective can help prove liability.
  • Carefully photograph any visible injuries over the next several days to show damage progression.

Save Related Receipts and Paperwork

Keep complete records of:

  • Medical reports detailing diagnosed injuries, treatments, limitations etc.
  • Itemized medical bills and payment receipts
  • Pay stubs showing missed work due to the accident
  • Receipts for medications, medical equipment, or other injury-related costs

Having organized paperwork strengthens your ability to recover various damages down the road.

Explore Your Legal Options Carefully

An experienced personal injury lawyer can advise whether you have grounds to pursue compensation for your injuries. Key laws include:

  • New Jersey Statute of Limitations – People have up to 2 years from the accident date to file suits seeking compensation.
  • New Jersey Comparative Negligence – Your compensation amount can get reduced based on any ways you may have negligently contributed to the accident.
  • New Jersey Joint and Several Liability – If multiple parties were negligent, they are each liable for the full compensation amount.

An attorney can guide you through nuances in these and other laws while building the strongest argument for you recovering maximum damages.

Slip and fall cases demand quick response and diligent documentation. Follow the steps here immediately after your accident before reaching out to an attorney to explore your options.

In Need of a Trusted Premises Liability Lawyer in New Jersey?

Contact Omni Injury and Accident Law, P.C. today for a free consultation. You can fill out our online form or give us a call at (646)-736-4184. We aim to lift the burdens that the legal process can add to an already stressful and painful experience in a slip and fall accident.  You can trust our experienced team to handle the legal complexities so you can focus on what matters most – your health, your family, and your future.

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