Our New Jersey personal injury lawyers are quite familiar with common safety hazards and how they can cause accidents and harm. At this point, we can even warn people about the dangers of particular seasons, like spring. Here’s what we always try to watch out for when the days start to get longer and warmer.
Which Hazards Should I Look For This Spring?
Some of these hazards are not exclusive to this season, but there are definitely good reasons to keep an eye out for them during the spring. Sources of injury and accidents can include:
- Rainy weather
- Wet floors
- Sunny glare that can interfere with a driver’s vision
- Roads crowded with more vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and other people
- Children playing outside later due to the nicer weather and longer days
- Lawn equipment
- Poorly maintained sidewalks
- More animals and pets being outside
- Pesticides on gardens and lawns
You cannot predict everything that you will encounter when you are out walking, driving, or biking this season, but you can at least be aware of some potential hazards.
What Kinds of Cases Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help With?
If you are injured this spring and you believe that someone else is to blame for the accident that harmed you, you may want to pursue compensation. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you do that. We can help with cases like:
Premises liability: You may have a premises liability claim if you were harmed on someone else’s property. A notable example of this kind of case is a slip-and-fall accident. If a supermarket is not keeping its interior clean and dry after a spring rainstorm and someone slips and harms themselves, the owners of the property could be held liable.
Car accidents: If a storm creates slippery conditions or sunlight temporarily blinds another driver, you could get into a car accident. We can help you fight for compensation if a collision that caused your injuries was someone else’s fault.
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents: Whether a driver harmed you while you were riding a bike or an uneven sidewalk tripped you up when you were out for a stroll, our lawyers may be able to assist you.
Dog bites: A dog owner has to be held responsible for a poorly trained pet that harms other people.
Product liability: If you use a piece of lawn equipment that has some kind of manufacturing defect and end up suffering injuries, a product liability suit can help you recover compensation.
Wrongful death: If your loved one has passed away due to injuries suffered in an accident, our attorneys can help you pursue wrongful death damages.
Schedule an Appointment at Our Law Firm
If you get in an accident, it is best to act quickly. Schedule an appointment with the team at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and learn more about what we can do to assist you.