What Is Premises Liability?
“Premises liability” refers to the legal responsibility of property owners to ensure that their property (premises) is safe for visitors. When a site visitor suffers an injury in an accident caused by an unsafe condition on the property, the results could be catastrophic: significant medical bills and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages due to missed time from work, and severe pain and suffering. Moreover, unless the property owner takes steps to fix the unsafe condition, more people could wind up sustaining injuries in the future.
Perhaps you were struck by debris while walking past a construction site being operated by someone who was more concerned about profits than safety. Or maybe you sustained injuries in a slip & fall accident while at an Atlantic City Casino. Depending on the specific circumstances of your accident and the severity of your injuries, it may be possible for you to seek financial compensation by filing a premises liability claim against the negligent property owner or their insurance company.
NJ & PA Property Owners Have a Legal Duty to Keep Visitors Free from Harm
Although property owners do not have to absolutely guarantee that visitors are safe, they must take reasonable steps to provide for their visitors’ safety. This means inspecting the property for dangerous conditions and then either taking action to correct a dangerous condition or, at the very least, warning visitors about the condition. Despite this legal obligation to maintain premises, poor maintenance is still a major problem in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
You have every right to expect that property owners will keep their premises safe and secure. When this does not happen, you have a legal right to seek compensation for your medical bills and related costs stemming from the accident. That’s because it is generally understood that an accident victim should not be required to pay when the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Victims of negligence deserve compensation. If you were injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property in NJ or PA, you should talk to a qualified, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Call The Law Offices of Richard A. Stoloff today for a free case consultation or contact us via our convenient online contact form for more information.
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