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How common are elevator accidents?

If you are like most New Jersey residents, you have had that morbid thought once or twice when in a shopping mall, apartment or high-rise building elevator: the elevator cord just snapped? What if the power went out in the middle of your ride? What if the door closed on you when you were halfway out the door? For the most part, these fears have no bearing, as elevator and escalator accidents are rare. However, they do happen. 

Understanding New Jersey’s storm in progress doctrine

At Lieberman Ryan & Forrest, LLC, in New Jersey, we represent many people who suffer slip-and-fall injuries. Since Old Man Winter seemingly refuses to release his grip on New Jersey this year, your risk of falling on icy or snow-packed sidewalks and parking lots will remain high well into what used to be spring. Should your slip and fall result in injuries, you have the right to sue the negligent property owner whose lack of snow and ice removal caused them.

How can I keep my sidewalks safe in a snow storm?

Winter can hit New Jersey pretty hard sometimes, and when it does, you have to be alert and ready to keep the sidewalks in front of your home clear and safe. Whether it is a huge storm or just a few flurries, snow can create a slippery mess on sidewalks. If someone falls and suffers an injury, you could face liability issues, so you want to be sure you keep your sidewalk clear of snow and ice.

Is the property owner at fault for your fall?

As a New Jersey resident who has slipped, fallen, and harmed yourself on someone else's property, you likely understand that it can be difficult to prove that you weren't at fault for the incident. What exactly is needed in order to show a property owner has caused your injury?

How do people suffer injuries in elevators?

Elevators help millions of people each day access upper or lower floors in buildings, so it is natural to wonder if elevators are a safe mode of travel. While many people do ride elevator cars without incident, sometimes elevators can cause injury or even death. In the event an elevator causes harm to a New Jersey resident, the property owner could be held liable.

Falls the leading cause of fatal, nonfatal injury among seniors

When you are an older American, certain hazards that younger people may be able to easily avoid can cause serious falls, and in some cases, those falls can lead to long-term hardship and even death. At Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest, L.L.C., we recognize that, while older Americans often have certain risks factors in play that make them more susceptible to falls, the negligence of others is often a contributor to many of today’s slip-and-fall accidents.

Do not rush to blame yourself

We have seen it all too often — people put the blame on themselves for slips, trips and falls. It is only human to want to blame yourself if there is nobody there who directly harmed you. However, allowing negligent New Jersey property owners to continue their irresponsible habits often only perpetuates the problem. In other words, staying silent could end up leading to the continuation of the unsafe conditions that caused your accident, endangering yourself and others in the future.

Who's responsible for sidewalks?

If you are a homeowner in New Jersey, one thing you may wonder about is the sidewalk in front of your home. What would happen if someone fell? Would you be liable? Are you required to shovel snow or keep that sidewalk maintained? These are common questions when it comes to who is responsible for sidewalks within the city limits in the various cities in the state.

Should you be worried about potholes as a motorcyclist?

Potholes are a pain no matter where in New Jersey you're traveling. They can damage your vehicle, burst your tires, and leave you with some nasty injuries. But that's mostly for covered vehicles like cars, vans, or trucks. What about people like you, who have to weather the strike with your motorcycle alone?

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