Premises liability generally involves a personal injury claim brought against the landowner or the occupier of land who is responsible for an injury that you have sustained. It often involves a trip and fall or a slip and fall, which occurred on the property. The duty which is owed to you by a landowner is to prevent injury from occurring due to something which is generally foreseeable, and therefore preventable. A commercial landowner owes the greatest duty to someone who is there for business purposes. This could mean that you were a customer or simply walking on their sidewalk. The duty that is owed to you by residential owners is often much less.
If they are negligent as a result of carelessness, recklessness, or failure to maintain a safe property, you can pursue compensation for your injuries with the help of a premises liability attorney located in Newark, NJ from Maran & Maran, PC. As the duty which is owed to you by the landowner is complicated, we encourage you to speak with an experienced premises liability attorney who can assess what the responsibilities are and guide you in the process of making a personal injury claim.
If your accident has just occurred and you are severely injured, call 911 or request that someone calls 911. Stay where you are and wait for assistance. Allow the EMTs to assess you and help you determine if you need to be transported to the hospital. Use your health insurance, that’s what you have it for. Call your primary care physician and see your doctor as soon as possible. This documentation from your doctor will help you and your Premises Liability Attorney document your case.
If appropriate, speak with anyone who is around you and ask them what they saw. Take down their names and phone numbers as they are witnesses to your accident. If you are injured inside on a dangerous condition or substance, inquire from the employees of the facility whether they were aware of the dangerous condition or substance before you fell. If appropriate, take photographs of the dangerous condition and the facility.
When you’ve been involved in accidents in NJ, contact a premises liability attorney. Once you contact our experienced legal team, we can begin investigating and documenting your case while you take the necessary time to heal and recover. We also can speak on your behalf to all the witnesses who may have seen your accident. Fall down accidents such as trip or slip and fall ones can lead to serious injuries and you deserve compensation for your accident.
At Maran & Maran, P.C., we have years of experience helping individuals who have been hurt in a premises liability situation. We fully understand all laws pertaining to premises liability in New Jersey and can uphold them in all legal proceedings and court when needed. To schedule a no-cost legal consultation today, call our law office at 973-622-5303. We serve all of Newark and Essex, Union, Bergen, Middlesex counties and all of Northern New Jersey.
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