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After record snowfall, please watch out for slip-and-fall hazards

On Behalf of | Jan 22, 2016 | Premises Liability

As all of New Jersey braces for the biggest snow storm we’ve experienced in decades, most everyone will be staying in their homes if at all possible. As news outlets have been warning, travel is not advised unless absolutely necessary.

For the time being, most New Jersey residents are happy to stay home and to stay warm. But once the storm passes and roads are clear again, there will still be some lingering hazards to watch out for. One of the most common hazards involves slip-and-fall accidents in store parking lots.

Owners of commercial properties are responsible for ensuring that all reasonable safety precautions are taken. In the winter, this includes clearing the parking lot of snow and ice, laying down salt and fixing any dangerous visual obstructions that may be caused by piles of accumulated snow. When customers are injured because a property owner failed to take these necessary actions, the customer may be able seek compensation in a premises liability lawsuit.

The attorneys at Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., have extensive experience with premises liability claims. We help clients handle the many details involved in slip-and-fall cases, including documenting injuries and the conditions that led to it.

Whether the negligent party was a business, private property owner or government (for city sidewalks, etc.), our goal is to obtain fair compensation for our clients. If you’d like to learn more about our services, please visit the parking lot accidents page on our website.

Here’s wishing you and your family a safe, snowy weekend!