New Jersey Premises Liability Lawyer
Representing NJ clients injured on someone else’s property
Owners of businesses and private property in New Jersey are required to take reasonable measures to ensure that visitors on their premises are safe from injury or death caused by dangerous conditions. Property owners are liable for compensating injured parties if their property is found to be unsafe by design or because of a temporary hazard that was not corrected, removed, or protected from public access. If you are visiting someone else’s property and you sustain an injury because of the property owner’s negligence, you may have grounds for a premises liability lawsuit.
You are encouraged to schedule a consultation at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP. With offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers represent individuals in premises liability lawsuits and insurance claims throughout the state.
What is a premises liability lawsuit?
Under New Jersey law, persons injured because of a dangerous condition on a property, or who have lost a family member in an accident caused by a defect on the premises are entitled to seek full and fair compensation for their injuries and financial damages. Before you negotiate a settlement with the property owner or his or her insurance company, it is important that you understand your rights. Speaking to a skilled New Jersey premises liability lawyer about the legal options available is a good way to become informed and empowered to act.
Examples of premises liability accidents in NJ
Unfortunately, property owners often put costs and profits ahead of public safety. Hazardous conditions such as unsafe exposed electrical equipment, crumbling ceilings, and insufficient lighting for security are not sufficiently addressed, in the hopes that no one will be hurt.
Some examples of premises liability claims may include:
- Injuries resulting from slip-and-fall accidents at retail stores or other business properties
- Injuries from assault at a bar or on a business, personal, or public property
- Injuries from an assault at a hotel or resort because of inadequate security
- Injuries from fire or an explosion in a business property or on the job
- Injuries or death in a construction site or other type of workplace accident
- Injuries or death from falling products, equipment, or materials
- Injuries from being struck while walking or riding your bike on private or public property
- Injury or death resulting from being struck by a car in a parking lot
- Lead paint poisoning
- Serious dog bite injuries
- Swimming pool injuries or drowning in private or public pools
- Injuries resulting from an amusement park accident
What damages are available in a premises liability lawsuit?
When you have sustained a serious injury because of someone else’s negligence, and you decide to pursue a premises liability lawsuit, there are several different types of financial damages available if you prevail including:
- Medical expenses now and in the future related to the injury
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity because of the injury
- Other additional losses from the accident
What is the time limit for a premises liability injury claim in New Jersey?
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. Once that two-year clock has expired, the court can refuse to hear your case, and you will have lost out on your chance to recover damages.
This strict, two-year statute of limitations means that it is imperative that you contact a qualified New Jersey premises liability attorney immediately so that we can begin gathering evidence and developing a strategy for your case.
Integrity for handling the most complex premises liability claims
Our firm has earned a reputation for integrity among judges and insurance companies. We will not accept your case if we are not confident that you should recover full and fair compensation for the financial and/or medical damages you sustained.
Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 million in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we have recovered significant settlements and jury verdicts in lawsuits involving premises liability claims. We have the skill and experience to take on high-profile cases and win, but we also have the sensitivity to handle your case and give it the attention you deserve. We have offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, so we are close by whenever you need us. Our partners are each Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, which is a designation granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. You are welcome to learn more about our legal team and about what our law firm can do for you today.
Contact the experienced premises liability lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advises and represents clients in personal injury litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey premises liability lawyer at our Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River office.