Premises Liability And A Property Owner's Duty Of Care

New Jersey law requires all property owners in our state, from residential property to commercial property owners, to maintain their property in such a way that prevents visitors from suffering injury or death because of unsafe or dangerous conditions. Considered a property owner's duty of care, failure to maintain a safe premises may constitute negligence, leaving a property owner liable for any injuries or deaths that occur on their property.

Accidents That Can Lead To Premises Liability Claims

A number of injury-causing incidences can result in a premises liability claim, including:

  • Dog attacks
  • Slip-and-fall accidents – on residential and commercial properties
  • Falling objects – on residential or commercial properties
  • Workplace accidents
  • Pedestrian strikes – in the parking lot of a commercial business
  • Assaults and attacks – because of poor security or proper lighting

All these types of incidences can lead to injuries ranging in severity from the very minor to more serious injuries like broken bones or head injuries. In some cases, an individual may even die as the result of someone else's negligence.

What To Do If You're Injured On Someone Else's Property

If you suffer an injury because a property owner neglected to maintain a safe premises, then you may be owed compensation for your injuries. Before talking to the property owner's insurance company, you should talk to a lawyer. The attorneys at Barli & Associates LLC have experience handling a variety of personal injury cases, including premises liability claims. We have your best interests and well-being in mind; the property owner's insurance company might not.

When it comes time to seek compensation on your behalf, we will take an approach that is most advantageous to you and will get you the best possible outcome for your case. If negotiations and a settlement are possible, we will talk to the insurance company on your behalf and review their offer to ensure its fairness and benefit to you. If litigation is a better option, we will prepare your case and you for the legal process ahead.

Seeking Legal Counsel

Having an attorney on your side who understands the law and how to navigate the legal system is a good idea and the law offices of Barli & Associates LLC are here to be your guides. To schedule a free initial consultation at either our Little Falls or Tenafly office, send us an email or call 973-826-7844. We serve clients throughout the New Jersey counties of Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson. After-hours and weekend appointments are available.