New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises liability is the area of law that requires a New Jersey landowner, usually a store owner, to safeguard others on the premises from dangerous or hazardous conditions that could result in injury. In New Jersey, all commercial property and business owners must provide a safe environment for the people on their property.
For premises liability to apply, there must be negligence or some other wrongful act by the commercial landowner or other business using the property, such as a property management company. It is important to remember that a business is not automatically responsible for an injury simply because an accident occurred on the premises. The business responsible for maintaining the premises may only be liable if there was a wrongful act, such as a failure to inspect the premises or a failure to correct a hazardous condition that the landowner knew about.
Types of New Jersey Premises Liability Cases
Some common premises liability cases involve:
• Grocery store negligence – usually a failure to clean up a slippery substance
• Hazardous sidewalks – a defect in the sidewalk
• Dangerous stairs or staircases – due to no railing
• Slip & Fall accidents and Trip & Fall accidents
• Escalator malfunctions
• Snow & ice accidents
• Negligent security
• Dog or animal attacks
• Insufficient lighting – many times this occurs in a stairwell
• Construction site negligence
• Shopping Center defects
• Parking lot hazards
• Amusement park accidents
• Swimming pool negligence
• Faulty electrical wiring
• Burn hazards – such as an unprotected radiator
Compensation For NJ Injury Victims
For those injured on the premises of another, medical bills can pile up fast. Victims deserve compensation for their pain and suffering. In any case, the Sloan Law Firm looks to recover fair and just compensation for those injured through no fault of their own. This includes: recovering medical expenses, pain and suffering and, where appropriate, lost wages.
The Sloan Law Firm handles premises liability cases in Union County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Morris County, Somerset County, Bergen County and throughout New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been injured because of the negligence of someone else and would like a free consultation to discuss the matter, call (908) 358-2938.