Injuries Suffered On Dangerous Premises
Premises liability law seeks to hold negligent property owners or others such as property managers accountable when someone is injured. Through a well-executed premises liability claim, a customer, tenant or passerby may recover compensation for injuries in parking lots, office buildings, retail stores and public areas like parks, schools and recreational facilities. If you suffered a broken bone, head injury, spinal cord injury, dog bite or gunshot wound on someone else’s property, you may be justified in seeking compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
At Scirocco Law, PC, we represent individuals hurt in circumstances such as slip-and-fall accidents, construction accidents, explosions and acts of violence on other people’s property. Our attorneys also regularly defend property owners targeted in premises liability cases. Our experience and familiarity with both sides of an injury claim enhance our ability to use effective strategies on behalf of a client and achieve a favorable result.
Some Legal Aspects Of Premises Liability Claims In New Jersey
In legal terms, your premises liability case after an injury on private or public property may fall under one of these types:
- The injured person was an “invitee,” invited to the property, but the owner violated a duty of reasonable care.
- The injured person was a “licensee,” permitted on the property, but a responsible person failed to warn them of hazards.
- The injured person was a trespasser, and the property owner had willfully set up an injurious situation such as a trap.
- The injured person was a child, and the property owner had failed to protect children from a dangerous feature of the property such as an unfenced-in swimming pool.
The important thing for the injured or for anyone who may be liable is to get legal advice as soon as possible after an accidental injury – preferably while the scene of the accident is still in the condition it was at the time of the injury. Photographs, medical reports, eyewitness testimonies, property maintenance records and depositions (interviews) of interested parties can serve as evidence and help determine the outcome of a premises liability case for a plaintiff or defendant.
Our attorneys’ professionalism, track record and years of experience have prepared them to represent injured people, property owners and others who may be named in premises liability claims.
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