When you visit a property, whether private or public, you don’t expect to be injured. Injuries resulting from accidents such as slip and fall accidents can have serious repercussions. If your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, we will fight to get you compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Our Newark NJ injury attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable. Contact Rosengard Law Group to talk to a Newark premises liability lawyer. We’ll investigate the circumstances of your accident to determine if there was negligence. Contact us today for free consultation with our attorneys.
what is Premises Liability
Premises liability cases are categorized under personal injury law. These cases can be complex. However, you can depend on the experience, knowledge, and skills of a Newark premises liability lawyer from our firm when seeking compensation. We know what questions to ask, what to look for and what to do to strengthen your claim.
Property owners and managers have an obligation to provide and maintain a safe environment. They can be held liable if they fail to do so and a person is injured as a result. If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the negligence of the property owner or manager, get in touch with us. We’ll evaluate your claim for free.
Types of Cases Newark Premises Liability Lawyers Handle
Premises liability cases come in different forms. Our Newark premises liability attorneys are experienced at handling cases involving:
Slip, trip and falls
These are the most common type of premises liability cases. More than 8 million Americans are reported to visit emergency rooms annually as a result of slip and fall accidents. Falls may occur as a result of a wide number of causes including improperly maintained walkways, hallways or stairways as well as slippery surfaces resulting from cleaning or standing water.
Owners of public property such as shopping malls and airports, have an obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for visitors. Inadequate security resulting in injuries such as an assault, can result in the property owner being held liable.
Property owners with pools have an obligation to secure their pools appropriately. The pool should have adequate fencing as well as warning signs to safeguard visitors to the property. This is especially important for keeping children and elderly visitors safe.
Property owners are required to provide a safe premise for visitors. This includes protecting them from hazards such as electrocution. The property owner has a duty of care in the installation, maintenance, and operation of electric lines in the building. They can, therefore, be held liable for injuries caused by electrocution if they failed to adhere to safety codes in installation and maintenance of electric lines.
Proving Premises Liability in Newark, NJ
Proving premises liability can be difficult. You can rely on the knowledge, skills, experience, and resources of our New Jersey premises liability lawyers to investigate the circumstances of your case and establish fault. We will show that:
There were dangerous conditions
The conditions must present an unreasonable risk to the people on the property. The conditions should be such that a reasonable person wouldn’t expect. This means that the hazard shouldn’t have been one that was obviously avoidable.
Dangerous conditions may include unattended spills or broken stairs in a dark space such as movie theatre.
There was negligence on the part of the property owner
This involves proving that the property owner acted negligently in regards to dealing with the dangerous conditions. We will prove that the property owner did not act as was expected of a reasonable property owner. Some questions we will ask in investigating your claim to prove negligence on the part of the property owner include:
Was the dangerous condition present long enough for the property owner or manager to be aware of it? Was there a legitimate reason for the dangerous condition? For example, was the floor being washed at the time that you slipped?
Was there a way to make the area safer, such as putting up warning signs?
Common Injuries in Premises Liability Cases
Our Newark premises liability attorneys will fight to get you compensation for injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Electric shocks
What Were You Doing on The Premises?
Our attorneys understand how complex premises liability cases can be. We will work tirelessly to gather the evidence required to strengthen your case. This includes demonstrating the capacity in which you were visiting the premises when the accident occurred.
There are three main categories of visitors according to premises liability. These are:
These are people who are seeking services or products from a business that is located within the property e.g. customers at a grocery store. It also includes professionals supplying services or products to businesses in the premise.
These are people who invited to the premise. They may include guests to a party or visiting friends.
These are people who are on the premises without the property owner’s permission e.g. children taking a shortcut to their home. While trespassers in most cases are not entitled to compensation, there are exceptions.
Families of children, for example, who have wandered onto the property with a swimming pool that is not properly secured and have drowned, as a result, can seek compensation for the loss from the property owner.
If you’re not sure that you can seek compensation for your injury or damages, get in touch with us and talk to an experienced Newark premises liability lawyer today for free.
Hire a Newark Premises Liability Lawyer
When a trip to the grocery store turns into a trip to the emergency room, it can have devastating effects on your life and finances. Don’t suffer in silence. Get in touch with us to speak to a Newark premises liability attorney. We’ll evaluate your claim for free.
We’ll fight for your right to compensation with utmost dedication. Contact us today.