New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyer
Owners of commercial and residential (private) properties where we shop, work and live must make their stores and premises safe. This includes fixing or notifying you of hazards, as well as securing the area from dangerous persons. If property owners fail to do this and you are injured, then you have a claim for money damages.
Many times a property owner will only clean up or fix the danger after an injury occurs, thus removing the “evidence”. The Law Office of David H. Kaplan understands the need to obtain evidence of negligence quickly and has resources to investigate the property where the accident occurred.
Premises Liability Law
The premises liability law states that commercial property owners must take the necessary steps to ensure their customers are safe. In addition to slip and fall incidents, other areas of concern include unsafe building construction or design, inadequate security, as well as improper lighting. Injuries may also occur when items fall from shelves onto customers. In such cases, you may also file for a premises liability lawsuit.
What is premises liability? A premises liability action, most commonly known as a “slip and fall” accident, is a claim brought against a negligent property owner when you fall on water, snow or ice, food or any other hazard. Most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and office buildings, but they can also occur on private property.
Premises liability claims may also be made against property owners who do not provide adequate security on the premises. Property owners have the responsibility of anticipating hazards, inspecting their property for dangerous conditions and maintaining their premises in a safe condition.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability refers to the legal concept considered in personal injury cases where the injury was because of defective or unsafe conditions on a given property.
Premise Liability: Who is Responsible?
The owner of the property you visit is responsible for maintaining a safe environment.
If you or your loved one are involved in an accident related to an unsafe property, it is important that you contact a premises liability lawyer. At the Law Office of David H. Kaplan, we advise our clients to contact us as soon as possible before the evidence of the accident disappears.
Call today to discuss your recent accident, time is of the essence.