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Types of Liability Cases in New Jersey Personal Injury Cases

It is the unfortunate truth that an accident can happen anywhere, at any time, to any person. Sometimes, they are at fault of a person on their own. Other times, accidents may happen as a result of another person’s failure to provide a lawful standard of care. A personal injury accident is when someone is injured at the expense of another’s negligence. When this happens, the injured party may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party to hold them responsible for their behavior.

Premises Liability

A premises liability case is when a person becomes injured because of another party’s failure to ensure their property is safe. Premises liability law covers situations such as slip and fall accidents, dangerous conditions, defective security, inadequate maintenance, school negligence, and more.

In the state of New Jersey, property owners are legally obligated to maintain a safe property. This is so that people who come onto their property are safe and do not become injured. Property owners are required to make repairs to their property, warn people about unsafe conditions, ensure the property is safe, and provide necessary security measures. When people are injured on another person’s property, the property owner can be held liable for negligence.

In order to hold another party responsible for negligence, the injured party must pursue a personal injury lawsuit. During so, they are required to prove two things: the party was obligated to take care of the property they were injured on and their injuries were a result of this party’s inability to do so.

Product Liability

A product liability case is when a person is injured because of a defective product. This can happen if a mistake is made or manufacturers deviate from protocol during the production of a consumer item. When products are not made correctly, they can become faulty and severely injure a person. There are three main categories of defects seen in product liability cases:

  • Design defect: When a designer does not account for a user’s safety when creating the product
  • Manufacturer defect: When a manufacturer strays from the usual production process, causing the product to injure someone
  • Failure to warn: When a company fails to provide a warning label for a product that can hurt someone if it used incorrectly

Statute of Limitations

When someone is involved in a personal injury accident, it is important that they not wait too long to file a claim for a lawsuit if they wish to do so. This is because there is a statute of limitations. This is a deadline that requires an injured party to file a claim for a personal injury lawsuit within a certain amount of time. If they do not, they may lose their right to do so. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in New Jersey is two years.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know was injured in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today.

Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel in New Jersey, please contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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