Understanding New Jersey Premises Liability

Premises liability is a practice area of law that deals with a property owner’s responsibility to keep their premises safe and free of obstructions that could cause harm to another person. The most common injuries in regards to premises liability in New Jersey are sustained through slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents can occur when property is not maintained adequately or a spilled substance is left unattended. Injuries that can occur due to a slip and fall accident in New Jersey may include:

  • Broken bones
  • Head/brain injuries
  • Cuts/scrapes
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries

Other types of premises liability include inadequate lighting that could invite crime, poor training of security guards, leaving debris in a construction zone or not properly marking the construction zone at all, not removing ice or snow which causes someone to slip, improperly restraining guard dogs, among many other types of negligence.

Whether you’re going out to pick up groceries at the market or spending time at a friend’s house, it is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their business, home or other property is up to code and safe. Should injury occur because of failure to maintain a property, the owner of that business or home could be held liable for expenses incurred to the injured party. If you find yourself in a position where a property owner’s negligence caused you harm, an experienced Princeton premises liability attorney like those at Lependorf & Silverstein can help. Contact us today for a free consultation.