In New Jersey, the coming winter months mean ice, sleet, snow and a higher risk of slip-and-fall accidents. Many slip-and-falls happen where outdoor pedestrian activity is common: parking lots and sidewalks outside businesses. Business owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises, including their parking lots and and the area surrounding their shops, are safe for consumers in the winter months and clear of any obstruction or dangerous condition.
If you live in the tristate area, chances are you've slipped on a patch of ice in the last few months. Most of the time, these slips lead only to minor scrapes and mild embarrassment, but unfortunately there are occasions when more severe injuries occur. Slip-and-falls, especially by the elderly and the very young, can lead to catastrophic and even life-threatening afflictions, such as broken bones, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain damage.
Nursing homes in New Jersey and elsewhere across the country are comparatively dangerous places to work.