With summer almost here, more people will be outside eating, playing games and socializing with their friends and family. While summer is often a time to create fun memories, unfortunately, sometimes fun and games lead to someone getting hurt.
When someone is injured on another person's or company's property, the owner of the property could be held liable for those injuries. Individuals in New Jersey who are injured on someone else's property may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit against the homeowner or company who owns the property where the injury happened.
Filing a premises liability lawsuit in New Jersey can be complicated so individuals who are thinking about pursuing legal action should consult a personal injury attorney to help with their specific case. However, there are some basic things individuals should know about premises liability claims and what steps to take after being injured on someone else's property.
After suffering an injury on another person's property, it is important to keep documentation of what happened and how they were injured. Filing a premises liability lawsuit will require the victim to prove that the homeowner was negligent or responsible for their injury. Documenting if there were any dangerous conditions or objects that may have contributed to the accident can help prove the homeowner was responsible for the injury.
It is also very important for individuals to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the injury happened for their health as well as to document the injuries to be used as evidence in the lawsuit.
Suffering an injury on someone else's property can be very scary and even cause long-term physical and emotional problems. If the victim's injury was due to an unsafe condition on the property or a homeowner's negligence, the injured party can file a premises liability lawsuit in New Jersey to seek compensation for their medical care and expenses associated with their injury.
Source: FindLaw, "After Slip-and-Fall Injury, 1st Steps Are Vital," Betty Wang, May 23, 2013