Do I Have a Case if I Fall on an Icy Sidewalk in New Jersey?
If you fall on an icy sidewalk, there are many, many elements that are going into the determination by an attorney whether or not you have a case. For example, when did the snow event occur? Secondly, how much time elapsed between when the snow event occurred and when the landowner or the property owner arranged for someone to clear the sidewalks. Next, it’s going to be significant as to whether or not the person who cleared the sidewalks did an adequate job of clearing the sidewalks. You’re going to get involved with such questions as “After the ice begun to melt and then it refroze, was a dangerous condition formed?” Now, it’s very, very important and, if possible, you take photographs of that sidewalk. Perhaps someone do it on your behalf shortly after the fall took place because it’s vitally important in all these cases to preserve photographs of the condition as it was at the time you fell. By the time this case gets to court, these conditions are going to be long been vanished. So taking those photographs or having someone taking them in your behalf is extremely important.