Property owners owe a duty of care to people who visit their property. This means that a homeowner, a commercial property owner or a rural landowner may be held responsible to compensate someone who is injured on the property, whether the injured person is an invited guest or not.
Should Your Slip-and-Fall Case Go to Court?
Property liability laws provide a potential safety net for people injured on other people's property. When there is overt negligence involved, such as the existence of dangerous conditions (cracked sidewalks or broken handrails, for example) that a property owner did not take care of in a timely manner, a judge or jury is more likely to award a sizable amount of compensation to the injured person.
Or Settle Outside of Court?
Most personal injury claims, such as premises liability claims, are settled through pre-trial negotiations, and are not heard before juries or judges. However, it is very important for a personal injury lawyer to be ready to go to court if an insurer or property owner does not agree to fair compensation during negotiations or mediation. Scura, Wigfield, Heyer, Stevens & Cammarota, LLP, is a respected, accomplished personal injury law firm with attorneys who understand this concept very well.
That's why we prepare every premises liability claim as if for trial — and perhaps why we have helped many people injured in New Jersey to recover ample compensation after an accidental injury:
- A slip-and-fall accident on a slippery floor, a cracked sidewalk, a slick floor or an icy walking path
- A trip-and-fall accident on stairs or in hallways with torn carpet or similar defects
- An assault in a parking garage or at a shopping mall
- An accidental injury or fatality caused by an explosion, a fire, a broken window or similar dangerous conditions or episodes
- An injury to a passerby or visitor to a construction site
Contact a New Jersey Slip and Fall Injury Attorney
Our New Jersey premises liability attorneys are prepared to evaluate your case and make preliminary recommendations. Request a free initial consultation after an accidental injury that may lead to a premises liability claim. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
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