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What to Know About Premises Liability Claims in New Jersey

If you were injured on another’s property, you may have a valid premises liability claim. To learn more, continue reading and reach out to our skilled Woodbridge, NJ slip & fall attorney today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you receive the compensation you need to heal. Give us a call today to get started.

What constitutes a valid premises liability claim?

To have a possible premises liability claim, an individual is required to show that the property owner either knew or should have known about the dangerous property conditions, failed to take action to fix them and that they were hurt and endured significant damages as a result. It is important to recognize that this is not always easy and many times, specifying the liable party can be difficult, which is why you must obtain the services of a skilled New Jersey personal injury attorney for help.

What should I do if I am hurt on someone else’s property?

If you were hurt on another’s property, it is essential that you do everything you can to document each aspect of the incident, so long as you are able to. Try to take the following steps after your accident:

  1. Call the police and inform the property owner of the accident.
  2. Ask any witnesses for their contact information so they can confirm your claim at a later date.
  3. Take plenty of photos and videos of the dangerous property conditions that caused your accident.
  4. Seek medical attention, even if you do not immediately feel hurt, as specific injuries take a few days to set in.
  5. Get all medical documentation and bills associated with your injury.
  6. Reach out to a skilled Middlesex County, NJ personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your case and your legal options.

What damages are recoverable in a premises liability claim?

If an individual is injured in an accident, they may be entitled to two different types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident, such as the cost of surgeries, overnight stays at hospitals, lost wages, in-home care, rehabilitation, and more. However, non-economic damages deal with very real, yet intangible damages incurred as a result of an accident, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.

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Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.

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