A premises liability suit results from a claim that you were injured on someone else’s property due to their negligence. The law provides us all with the right not to be harmed by foreseeable dangers on either public or private property. In other words, property owners have a legal obligation to remove safety hazards from their properties’ premises.
Common Issues that Result in Premises Liability Claims
Both private and public properties can be declared unsafe for a variety of reasons that include such things as improper or inferior construction, failure to adequately maintain the property, and negligence in general. There are several specific premise liability issues that are most often brought to suit:
- Slip and fall;
- Dog bite;
- Porch or stair collapse;
- Unsafe walkways;
- Fire; and
- Swimming pool injuries.
It’s every property owner’s responsibility to keep their properties free from dangers such as these.
Why bring a Premises Liability Claim?
People tend to think that bringing such a claim is simply greedy or opportunistic, but that is rarely the case. When you suffer negligent injuries on someone else’s property, there can be serious and even devastating consequences – even when they aren’t necessarily immediately apparent. It’s important to consider the long-term effects of the injury, which can become costlier and more complicated as time goes on.
For most people, however, the decision to bring a premises liability suit is based upon their desire to ensure that their own inaction won’t cause anyone else to suffer the same fate. In fact, this is a very compelling reason to move forward with such a claim. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, a premises liability suit will provide you with a meaningful opportunity to ensure that person’s negligence will not harm anyone else. Many people consider this a powerful motivator.
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, call an attorney who is skilled in premises liability suits to discuss your concerns and your case.
Contact a New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Today
Premises liability cases are often complicated, and they can leave the injured party feeling somehow responsible or disinclined to bring claim. But premises liability suits represent an important legal mechanism whereby property owners are held responsible for maintaining their properties in a manner that is free from foreseeable safety hazards. This is important for everyone. If you or someone you care about has been involved in an accident caused by a property owner’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer. David H. Kaplan, Attorney at Law has the experience, expertise, skill, and commitment to fight for your premises liability claim. For a free consultation, please give us a call at 973-426-0021 today.