Simply put, premises liability is the legal term for the responsibility for an injury on someone else’s property. Under premises liability laws, you have a right to seek payment from the owner or manager of a property if you suffer an injury in the owner or manager’s house, business or land. All you must do to bring a successful premises liability claim in the state of New Jersey is to present evidence that it is more likely than not that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and you suffered physical or economic injuries as a result of this breach. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a property owner or manager’s negligence and need to be fully apprised of your rights and responsibilities, please read on, then contact one of our experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyers to learn what you must prove in a valid premises liability claim in New Jersey.
How do you prove a premises liability claim in New Jersey?
Proving liability in a negligence case involves the following four steps:
- Proving the existence of a duty, i.e. harm must be “reasonably foreseeable” as a result of the defendant’s conduct; a relationship of “proximity” must exist between plaintiff and defendant, etc.
- Proving a breach of that duty, i.e. the breach of duty occurred either by negligence or intentionally
- Proving the breach of duty caused an injury, i.e. directly linking your injuries with the defendant’s conduct
- Proving damages naturally flowing from the injury
How long do you have to prove your premises liability claim in New Jersey?
Generally, New Jersey law allows an injured person two years, from the date of injury, to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation from the responsible party. However, the specific facts of your case may change this deadline.
What can our New Jersey personal injury attorneys do for you?
Reaching out to one of our skilled New Jersey personal injury lawyers to discuss your rights and responsibilities can make all the difference in the success or failure of your claim. A seasoned legal professional will provide guidance and help you acquire the evidence needed to prove your premises liability claim. Do not suffer in silence. Let us fight for you and your future. Give us a call today.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know has sustained an injury, whether on the job, on the road, due to a medical professional’s negligence, or otherwise, our firm is here. Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC has helped countless victims of negligence over the years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.