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Can I Sue A Business For Negligence If I Was Injured On Their Property?

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If you are shopping in a store or visiting any other kind of business, you generally assume that you are in a safe place. Accidents happen though, and whether the cause was a slippery puddle or a broken handrail, the injuries can be quite serious. If a business knew about a potential hazard on its property and did nothing to fix it, it should be held responsible for the harm that they have caused. Our New Jersey premises liability lawyers can help you sue them for negligence.

What is Premises Liability?

You have a premises liability case when you suffer harm on someone else’s property. When a person or a business invites you onto their property, they owe you a “duty of care.” This means that they have done everything that a reasonable person would do to keep their property safe. If they know about a hazard or a potential safety issue and do not fix it, they need to be held accountable when someone is injured.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Property Accidents?

Some people do not realize just how serious the injuries from a property accident like a slip and fall can be. We have helped clients with injuries like:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken hips
  • Spinal cord injury

Some of these injuries can have lasting effects on you. They can affect how you work or use your leisure time. Any business that contributes to these kinds of injuries should be sued for damages.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Pursue After a Property Accident?

Your compensation should cover all of the expenses stemming from your accident. It should also address the mental anguish you have experienced as a result of your injuries. A lawyer from our firm can help you fight for a settlement that makes up for:

Medical expenses: Medical bills can begin to pile up quickly after an accident, even if your injuries are minor. Doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs can cost a lot of money. If you have serious injuries, you may have to worry about the costs of additional treatments and future care. Your compensation should help with all of this.

Lost wages: You might miss work as your recover from your injuries. These missed paychecks can cause a lot of financial stress for your family. Damages from a lawsuit should be calculated with these lost wages in mind.

Loss of earning potential: If your injuries will have lasting effects that will make it difficult for you to work in the same capacity, that needs to be addressed with your compensation.

Loss of enjoyment: If your injuries make it impossible to participate in an activity you once loved, that matters. Your compensation should help make up for that.

Pain and suffering: Damages from your case should also address any other pain and suffering you and your loved ones have experienced as a result of this accident.

Talk to Our Legal Team

If you believe that you have a premises liability case on your hands, you do not have to pursue damages on your own. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC and set up a consultation today. We can tell you more about the potential value of your case and how we can be of assistance.

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