Representing NJ victims of serious accidents
Property owners have the responsibility to monitor their property for hazards that can cause injury and address these problems in a timely manner. Most property owners take the necessary precautions to ensure our safety. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and some property owners act negligently. If you have been seriously injured on a private, commercial or municipal property and had a lawful reason to be there, you need to think about your legal options. Though property owners have the obligation to protect those who frequent their property, the burden of proof is on the victim in a personal injury case. Contacting an experienced attorney to guide you through your legal options and effectively represent your needs is best. Your injuries can impact your future with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you need an attorney to provide you with quality legal support, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. in Woodbridge, NJ for a consultation.
Examples of property hazards
Whether you are on private or public property, you face a wide range of hazards that can cause you harm. Some of these dangers include weather conditions, building code violations, dangerous substances, unruly animals. If a property owner ignores these hazards, you could face a wide variety of accidents, including animal bites, slip and falls, toxic exposure, and more that can burden you with medical bills, lost wages, and an impact to your quality of life.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you can, you should always document as much of the accident as possible. Seek medical attention to tend to your physical needs while establishing the injury, the place it occurred, and the general time of the accident. Take pictures if you can. The danger that caused your injury can change by the minute, especially at the hands of a property owner that knows they are in trouble. Regarding weather conditions, nature can erase your evidence at any time. If you were injured by a dog, collect information about the animal and the owner. If you can, try and talk to witnesses that can corroborate your story later on. If you cannot collect evidence, contact our firm to act quickly on your behalf.
If a property owner’s negligence caused you to become seriously injured, you should be sure to consider your legal options. If you are able to fulfill the burden of proof as described above, you can hold the property owner liable and recover compensation that can help ease some of the physical, economic, and financial burdens associated with your accident. Economic damages can include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire outside help, and more. Noneconomic damages may include emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of independence, and more.
Contact a Middlesex County premises liability attorney
The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. has over 25 years of experience guiding clients through personal injury matters. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a property owner, you need quality legal support to help you through. Do not sit idly by while a property owner’s lack of care impacts your future. If you need a passionate attorney to protect your rights and future, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze, Esq. for an initial free consultation.