Premises Accident Attorney – Brick • Ocean • Monmouth County
Owners and occupiers of land have certain duties to ensure their property will be safe for visitors, business invitees, and even trespassers. If you were hurt as the result of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries.
At LePore ♦ Luizzi , we stay in close contact with our clients, and encourage them to stay involved in their own case. With over twenty years of experience handling personal injury cases, and with firsthand knowledge of how insurance companies structure their defense, we can help you get the settlement you need. Contact a premises accident attorney today for a free initial consultation.
New Jersey Premises Accidents
Accidents can occur under a number of different conditions. Since it’s not uncommon for those responsible for causing an accident to try to shift blame to the injury victim, it’s essential to investigate the cause of accidents. At LePore ♦ Luizzi, our attorneys regularly work with engineers, safety experts, accident investigators, and eyewitness testimony in determining what happened and why. We have the experience and knowledge needed to undermine the claims of expert witnesses for insurance companies who try and place the blame on you.
Slip and Fall Accidents
An icy sidewalk, broken sidewalk, or wet floor constitutes a dangerous condition which the landowner is required to take care of. Supermarkets often have slippery floors from too much wax or from liquids or products spilled on the floor. A retail accident can also occur in a shopping mall or other store for the same reasons.
Amusement park owners and fair operators are liable for the maintenance of their rides and the safety of park and fair grounds. When injuries occur due to ride malfunction, improper operation of a ride, or hazardous conditions, amusement park and fairs can be held financially liable. Our attorneys work with investigators and safety experts in determining the cause of an accident and recovering compensation for our client.
If you were injured by a dog bite, the owner of the dog in New Jersey is strictly liable for your damages in most cases.
Dram Shop and Social Host Liability
If you were assaulted and injured by an intoxicated patron of a bar or restaurant (dram shop liability), or injured in a car accident by a driver who was served to much alcohol at a bar or restaurant, the owner of the business may be liable for allowing that person to be served alcohol when the person was visibly intoxicated. People who host private parties at their homes are also liable for over-serving guests who later injure or kill someone in a drunk driving accident.
Our attorneys gather eyewitness evidence, credit card statements, and bar tabs to determine how much someone was served over what period of time. We create a timeline and establish liability on the part of bars, restaurants, and social hosts in drunk driving accidents.
A Property Owner’s Non-delegable Duty
Even if the property is controlled by a renter or leaser, the person that owns the property is still ultimately liable. That’s because, in New Jersey, landowners have a non-delegable duty to ensure that their property is safe. For example, if you are a worker injured because of negligent construction practices on a building site, both the property owner and the contractor may be liable under New Jersey law.
For more information about New Jersey premises liability and a free initial consultation, contact LePore ♦ Luizzi today.