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Premises Liability Attorney in Newark, New Jersey

In New Jersey, property owners, landowners, and business owners owe a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for visitors, customers, and other people legally permitted on the property. This requires making routine inspections, completing adequate repairs, and warning visitors about hazards and unsafe areas. If you were injured in an accident on another person's property, you may hold the property owner responsible and seek fair compensation for your injuries.

For more than 30 years, I have been providing comprehensive legal guidance and compassionate representation to clients in their premises liability claims. As an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney, I can investigate every aspect of your unique situation thoroughly and explore your available legal options to seek damages. Using my extensive experience, I will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights and help pursue deserved compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost income, and other potential damages.

My firm – Maran & Maran PC – proudly serves clients in Newark and the surrounding communities throughout Northern New Jersey, including Passaic County, Warren County, Sussex County, Essex County, Union County, Monmouth County, Somerset County, and more.

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Premises Liability in New Jersey

Premises liability is a legal concept in personal injury cases where a person's injury is caused by the unsafe, defective, dangerous, or hazardous conditions of another person's property. Under New Jersey law, persons injured due to unsafe or dangerous conditions on a property may be eligible to pursue fair financial compensation for their premises-related injuries and damages.

Types of Premises Liability Claims

Some common injuries that may occur and lead to premises liability claims include:

  • Slip and falls

  • Dog bites and other animal attacks

  • Stair collapse or defective staircases

  • Balcony or porch collapses

  • Accidents involving fire

  • Negligent security leading to assault or injury

  • Water leaks or flooding

  • Elevator and escalator defects or accidents

  • Electrocutions

  • Garage door accidents

  • Inadequate maintenance of the property

  • Toxic fumes or chemicals

  • Swimming pool accidents

  • Oilfield accidents

  • Construction site accidents

  • Snow and ice accidents

If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident on someone else's property, you need to reach out to a skilled premises liability attorney right away. Your lawyer can determine how to proceed with your premises liability claims and help you hold the negligent public or private property owner liable.

Private Property vs. Public Property Claims

Premises-related injuries are not only limited to private properties. Such accidents may also occur on public properties managed or owned by the government.

Public Property: Public properties include public schools, public libraries, public playgrounds, parking lots, roadways, oilfields, sidewalks, and other government establishments.

Private Property: Private properties include commercial and residential buildings, such as residential apartments, local supermarkets, retail stores, restaurants, and grocery stores.

In premises liability lawsuits, public and private property negligence are considered similar. A victim may be entitled to pursue damages for their premises-related injury on private property. Similarly, victims can seek fair compensation from the government for premises-related injuries sustained on public property. Whether you suffered your injuries in a residential building, retail store, or public library, you may file premises liability claims against any negligent property owner.

Recoverable Damages

The following damages may be recovered by filing a premises liability claim in New Jersey:

  • Medical expenses, including future medical treatment

  • Lost wages or income and other benefits

  • Physical therapy

  • Diminished earning capacity

  • Scarring or disfigurement

  • Mental anguish

  • Emotional distress

  • Pain and suffering

  • Permanent disability

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can determine the magnitude of your injuries and help seek the maximum possible compensation.

How Maran & Maran PC Can Help

Individuals who are hurt on another person's property due to the building's dangerous, unsafe, or defective conditions may be eligible to seek damages for their injuries. However, proving fault and establishing liability in your premises liability case may present different challenges. You must show that the property owner was aware of the dangerous or unsafe conditions but failed to do anything about it. Therefore, retaining a skilled personal injury attorney is crucial for proper guidance and to help protect your best interests.

At Maran & Maran PC, I have the skills, experience, and diligence to assist, guide, and represent clients in their premises liability cases. As your legal counsel, I will review all of the facts of your unique situation, conduct a thorough investigation, help prove fault, establish liability, and determine case value. Also, I can help file your injury claims, fight vigorously on your behalf to protect your rights, and help you pursue the financial justice that you deserve. Having me on your side can make a significant difference in your premises liability claims.

Premises Liability Attorney Serving Newark, New Jersey

If you or someone you know was hurt in an accident on another person's property, you deserve experienced guidance and vigorous representation. Contact my firm – Maran & Maran PC – today to schedule a simple case assessment. I'm proud to represent clients in Newark and the surrounding communities throughout Northern New Jersey, including Passaic County, Warren County, Sussex County, Essex County, Union County, Monmouth County, and Somerset County.