Holding Property Owners Accountable for Injuries on Their Premises
Commercial and residential property owners have a duty to all people who are lawfully on their premises. If hazards are present, property owners must take all reasonable steps to either quickly remove the hazard or provide warnings.
All too often, property owners fail to meet this obligation. This failure can lead to serious harm. If you have been hurt due to a hazardous condition on another person’s property, call Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC. We hold New Jersey property owners responsible for failing to live up to their duties, and we work to obtain fair compensation for our clients. In this way, we can make premises safer and hopefully prevent injuries in the future.
Property Owners May Be Liable for a Range of Accidents
Premises liability accidents can involve several types of situations, including:
- Slip-and-fall accidents/trip-and-fall accidents
- Injuries caused by inadequate security
- Injuries caused by dog bites or aggressive animal attacks, which may occur on the animal owner’s property
- Elevator accidents or escalator malfunctions
In each of these cases, a property owner had knowledge of a potential hazard on the property and failed to take appropriate action to make the premises safer. Residential or commercial property owners, security contractors, maintenance companies and service and repair companies could be liable if someone is seriously hurt.
Filing a Claim for Your Damages
Premises liability claims can involve numerous complications. For example, the property owner may claim that the accident was a result of the victim’s own clumsiness. The property owner may claim that they had no reason to know of a particular danger. Regardless of the challenges, we are prepared to hold property owners responsible when they fail to maintain safe property conditions.
Our law firm will make a comprehensive review of the property’s history and determine exactly what steps the owner took to protect lawful visitors. While we are establishing the liability of the property owner, we will also be working to establish your damages, including your medical expenses, lost income and more.
We Will Help You Seek Just Results
Britcher, Leone & Sergio, LLC, based in Glen Rock, has an extensive track record of helping people who have been seriously hurt by others’ negligence. Our attorneys understand how to overcome legal obstacles and present a compelling case that takes all your damages into account. Email us or call 201-444-1644 to schedule a consultation today.