Stores and Restaurant Accident Lawyer
A Millburn attorney who fights for the injured
People go to stores and restaurants throughout Northern New Jersey every day. Nobody expects to get into an accident when they walk into one of these buildings. All they want to do is buy something or order some food. But negligence can lead to a premises liability accident that leaves them seriously hurt.
If you were injured in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. can help. He knows the obstacles you can face when dealing with insurance companies. He builds strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously and fights for the financial compensation you deserve.
Restaurant and store owners need to keep their premises safe
Owners have a responsibility to keep their stores and restaurants safe for everyone. This responsibility includes regular inspections and cleaning to prevent hazards. It includes making needed repairs promptly and warning people of any hazards. But people suffer injuries every year due to negligence.
Slip and fall accidents are very common in stores and restaurants. People can slip or trip because of:
- Wet floors
- Obstructed aisles
- Spilled liquids or dropped food
- Uneven flooring
- Damaged carpet
- Loose wires or extension cords
- Poor lighting
- Unsafe stairs
- Ice or snow in the parking lot
Some people are injured due to other dangerous conditions on the property, such as ongoing construction. This can lead to falling objects or structure collapse. Other people are the victims of assault on the property due to negligent security.
Victims of these accidents can be left with injuries to the head, neck, knee, back, or shoulder. More serious examples include traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injuries. They need medical attention and recovering from their injuries may take weeks or months. Some are left with permanent disabilities.
Dealing with property owners and insurance companies is a hard process
If owner negligence caused the accident that left you injured at a store or restaurant, you deserve financial compensation. But the legal process can be complicated, and insurance companies have the advantage.
Owners often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened. They may even suggest the accident was your fault, somehow.
Insurance companies may deny liability or try to pay you as little as possible. There are many tactics they use to limit compensation. One is to question the seriousness of your injuries. Another is to seek access to your medical history to try to argue your injuries were pre-existing.
Or they may simply offer you a settlement. An adjuster will reach out with the offer and promise quick payment. As your medical expenses start to add up, it can be tempting to accept. But their offer will fall far short of covering the damages you suffered. It’s just another tactic they use to try to save money.
We put in the hustle and hard work that gets results
Attorney Leigh knows all of these tactics quite well. He used to represent insurance companies. Now he puts his knowledge and experience to work for people who have been injured due to negligence.
Our firm takes your case seriously from the start. We investigate your store or restaurant accident to get the facts. We gather evidence, review documentation such as police reports, and seek access to maintenance and inspection records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts.
Attorney Leigh knows how to build a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously. He fights for the compensation you deserve. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
He will handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf so you can focus on getting better. Attorney Leigh will keep you updated about the progress of your case and any settlement offers. If you ever have any questions or concerns, you can call him directly on his cell phone.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation
If you were hurt in a store or restaurant in Northern New Jersey, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. While the statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your accident, it’s best not to wait. Over time, evidence can be lost, and witnesses may forget key details.
How much will this cost you? If we represent you in your case, there are no upfront fees or other charges. You owe us nothing unless we recover financial compensation for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t, either.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a premises liability lawyer. You can learn about your legal options for recovering compensation and get answers to your questions. There’s no obligation. Our office is in Milburn, or attorney Leigh can meet you at another location that is convenient for you.