Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice in Northern New Jersey
January 31, 2019
BY: Domhnall O'Cathain
It is bitterly cold. Thankfully, many of the roads are clear and salted but the sidewalks have not all been cleared. There is black ice on the sidewalks and parking lots throughout Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, and Passaic County.
If you fall on that black ice, you might suffer a fractured wrist, fractured elbow, or fractured ankle. If so, it can result in complex surgery that involves the insertion and placement of plates and screws. The surgery is usually an open reduction and internal fixation procedures – ORIF surgery.
After the surgery is finished, you will be in pain and the bills from the medical providers will start to come in the mail. You now need to know if you are entitled to be compensated for your financial loss and injuries.
Contact An Attorney Immediately
If your slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another person or business, you will need to consult a New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer. After you retain the New Jersey lawyer, the lawyer will file a lawsuit and explain how the lawsuit is expected to proceed.
As part of your lawsuit, you will have to appear for a New Jersey deposition where the other lawyer will ask you questions.
10 Questions You Can Expect To Be Asked In Your Slip and Fall Deposition
- Describe the weather conditions during the 24 hours before the fall?
- Were there any temperature fluctuations in the 24 hours before the fall? If so, what were the fluctuations?
- Using this photograph, can you identify the area where you fell? If so, please mark the location where you fell.
- Describe the surface of the sidewalk at the time of the fall?
- What caused you to fall?
- Was there any evidence that somebody had attempted to make the sidewalk nonslippery before your fall? If so, what was that evidence? When did you first see that evidence?
- What kind of footwear were you wearing at the time of the fall?
- Were you holding anything in your hands at the time of the fall?
- What, if anything, did you do to prevent the fall?
- What pain, if any, did you feel after the fall?
If you are considering your legal options after suffering a fracture from a slip and fall on a sidewalk in Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, or Passaic Count, please feel free to contact the New Jersey slip and fall attorneys at Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O’Cathain & O’Cathain, LLC for a free consultation.