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NJ Slip and Fall Case Tests Limits of Hospital Immunity

Posted by Carmine R. Villani | Dec 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

New Jersey's Charitable Immunity Act protects certain organizations from liability for injuries such as slip and fall. But, one woman who was injured after slipping and falling at a free eye screening, sponsored by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is suing the hospital for damages, and the NJ Supreme Court is considering her case.
A lower-level court has already ruled against the woman, and an appeals court upheld the decision, based on the Charitable Immunity Act. The decision by the judge stated that the hospital was acting as a charitable organization on the day of the eye screening, as the event was entirely staffed by volunteers and not employees of the hospital.

What Does This Case Mean for NJ Slip and Fall Laws?

If the Supreme Court of New Jersey upholds the decision that the hospital is not liable for any damages, this could give hospitals greater immunity in the future against personal injury claims.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident in NJ in a hospital or on the premises of another organization's property, you need a qualified personal injury lawyer.

Contact a NJ Slip and Fall Lawyer

If you think that you might have been injured because of the inadequacies of another party, contact a NJ slip and fall lawyer from Villani & DeLuca. Slip and fall laws in New Jersey may change, but a quality personal injury attorney will know how to argue for your case.
Villani & DeLuca personal injury lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free consultation. Contact us today!

About the Author

Carmine R. Villani

Founding partner, Carmine Villani, Esq. is a former municipal prosecutor with over three decades of experience in Criminal and DWI Defense.


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