Premises Liability Attorneys New Jersey

Recovering Compensation throughout New Jersey

Commercial property owners and residential property owners alike are required to take reasonable steps towards ensuring the safety of visitors. Spills, ice, missing manhole covers, and holes in the ground are all obvious safety hazards, and property owners have a responsibility towards alerting visitors of these risks and repairing them in a reasonable time-frame.

However this doesn’t always happen, and when you suffer an injury as a result, it is important that you understand how and when you are entitled to compensation of your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering through a premises liability lawsuit.

At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have over 50 years of experience helping clients recover compensation in personal injury claims of all kinds, including premises liability. With millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts already recovered, our track record of success speaks for itself. Lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, our personal injury team has the legal knowledge, trial experience, and communication skills you need to confidently and successfully recover the compensation you need and deserve.

What is a Premises Liability Lawsuit? New Jersey Unsafe Property Injury Lawyers

Premises liability lawsuits are a classification of personal injury claims which generally involve injuries sustained as a result of unsafe or defective conditions on a property.

Owners and operators of a properties are required to provide safe and reasonable conditions for visitors, and these properties include:

  • Stores and Shopping Centers
  • Hotels, Casinos, and Resorts
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Schools and Playgrounds
  • Bars, Restaurants, and Taverns
  • Constructions Sites
  • Homes and Apartments

However, there are many potential hazards on these properties which can potentially cause injury. The crux of any New Jersey premises liability claim lies on proving that these hazards should have reasonably been identified and taken care of by the property owner or operator. Some of the most common types of premises liability hazards which result in injury are:

  • Uncleared ice or snow in parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Exposed or unsafe electrical wiring
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Liquid spills
  • Missing sewer covers
  • Large potholes
  • Poor security
  • Lead poisoning
  • Dog and animal bites

When a property owner or operator fails to reasonably maintain a safe premises for visitors, and you are injured as a result, you may have a premises liability claim, and should speak with your New Jersey premises liability attorney about your options for recovering compensation.

Recovering Compensation in a New Jersey Premises Liability Claim

In order for your premises liability claim to be successful, you and your attorney must prove several key factors.

New Jersey has historically been amongst the first states to pass and enforce laws to prevent distracted driving. The first laws were introduced in March, 2008 and have been updated to become even tougher in the ensuing years. All of the following laws fall under “primary enforcement”, which means a law officer does not need an additional reason to pull over the distracted driver.

While there are certainly other avenues we may consider to prove another driver was distracted at the time of an accident, our New Jersey injury attorneys will first see if the driver broke a distracted driving law. If a driver has been doing any of the following and caused you or a loved one personal injury, you should have a strong distracted driving accident case.

  • The Existence of a Hazardous Condition – You and your premises liability attorney must be able to show that a hazardous condition existed, which was not readily apparent. If a hazardous condition like a wet floor caused a slip and fall injury, but was clearly marked by the property owner, you may not have a premises liability claim.
  • Notice of the Hazardous Condition – Beyond the existence of a hazardous condition, you must also be able to prove that the property owner or operator knew of its existence, or reasonably should have known, and did not take the steps necessary to repairing it or alerting visitors to its existence.
  • Failure to Secure the Hazard – The more time that passed between when the property owner or manager were aware, or should have been aware, of the existence of a hazardous condition and the time when you are injured, the greater their liability, and the stronger your personal injury case becomes.
  • Relation between the Hazard and your Injuries – Finally, you must be able to show exactly how the hazard in question caused your injuries.

Step 4 specifically is why it is so important to seek medical attention following an accident as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to assess or diagnose your injuries, the harder it becomes to prove the correlation between your injuries and the negligence of the property owner or operator in question.

While these steps may seem fairly straightforward, it can be an extremely complex matter to gather all of the necessary evidence supporting your claim, and present this evidence in a compelling and effective manner. This is why having an experienced premises liability attorney can be of such great benefit when seeking compensation. Your attorney will understand exactly where to find supporting evidence, what kinds of experts to consult with to support your claim, and how to convince juries and insurance companies alike of the validity and strength of your claim.

Contact Our New Jersey Premises Liability Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, our attorneys have 50 years of experience helping clients throughout New Jersey to successfully recover compensation in personal injury lawsuits of all kinds, including premises liability claims.

If you have been injured as a result of a property owner or operators negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, and your emotional and physical pain and suffering. Our attorneys have the experience, legal knowledge, and compassion you need to successfully resolve your claim, and recover the compensation you need and deserve.

To speak with our office today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your distracted driving accident, your options for recovering compensation for your injuries and damages, and how exactly we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through our Bloomfield, NJ office at (973) 777-8600.

We take all personal injury cases on contingency, meaning you do not have to pay us or any of the expenses related to your case until we win your case. If your injuries prevent you from meeting with us in our office, we are happy to come to you.