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The Ins and Outs of Premises Liability Claims in NJ

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“Accidents” are not limited to roads and highways; they can happen anywhere for any reason. In fact, many of the most serious accidents take place in the most mundane settings and are the result of property owners’ negligence. For more information on the ins and outs of premises liability claims in NJ, please continue reading, then contact one of our experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyers today.

What is the basis for a premises liability claim in NJ?

You may be entitled to compensation if you have sustained significant injuries in an accident on poorly maintained or dangerous property. Property owners and managers must ensure that their properties are safe for all those who enter them. Failure to do so may result in people suffering serious injuries. Those injured may then be able to file a premises liability claim.

What causes most premises liability cases in NJ?

Poorly maintained and dangerous property conditions take many forms, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Falling roofs
  • Falling trees
  • Inadequate security
  • Potholes
  • Broken steps
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Inadequate lighting

You should hold negligent property owners and caretakers accountable for their negligence and/or intentional misconduct. Not only do you need financial compensation to recover from your injuries, but you may want to prevent this tragedy from happening to another unsuspecting person. If it could happen to you, it could happen to anyone. Let one of our skilled New Jersey personal injury lawyers fight for you and your future.

How do you prove your case?

In the Garden State, proving a defendant’s culpability in a premises liability case involves proving the following:

  • The existence of a duty, i.e. harm must be “reasonably foreseeable” as a result of the defendant’s conduct, and a relationship of “proximity” between plaintiff and defendant
  • The existence of a breach of duty, i.e. the defendant was negligent or intentionally disregarded others’ safety
  • The defendant’s breach of duty directly led to the plaintiff’s injury
  • Damages naturally flow from the injury

What is the statute of limitations in New Jersey?

Please keep in mind that in the state of New Jersey, you have two years, from the date of the accident, to bring forward a premises liability claim and pursue compensation. However, the legal team at Rubenstein, Berliner and Shinrod, LLC knows that a victim should never wait. With every day that passes, more evidence disappears, gets destroyed or is overwritten.

Our firm can help you collect the required evidence and present it in a compelling matter in court. Whether or not you take your case to trial, we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injuries. Let us put our years of experience to work for you.

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If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today.

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