When walking through a mall or department store, you expect to be safe. As you browse the shops, the last thing on your mind are conditions that might be potentially dangerous. It is the property owner's or operator's duty to ensure that the premises are safe for customers. That means that if you suffer an injury on someone else's property, that individual or company might be legally responsible for the damages.
Imagine strolling into your favorite clothing store to do some light shopping. As you walk down the main aisle, you stumble and fall and hit your head on a display case on the way down. You then spend the next 24 hours under observation in the hospital due to the concussion you suffered.
The weather has been terrible lately with rain and freezing temperatures. It was no wonder that you slipped and fell while you were walking into the supermarket yesterday. Unfortunately, you broke your wrist and cracked your tailbone. While these are not life threatening injuries, they are still costing you work wages and medical bills.
A slip and fall accident can happen virtually anywhere, but if it happens on the property of another person, it might give rise to a personal injury claim if the property owner is to blame for the incident.
Accidents can occur any time, anywhere, and for a multitude of reasons. But if you have suffered an injury as a result of falling on someone else's property, you may be considering obtaining advice from an attorney experienced in premises liability claims.
When you are at someone's home or on property owned by someone else, that property owner may owe you a measure of safety. It all depends on who you are, how you know the owner, the reason you are there, if you had the ability to use caution and whether or not it's a public policy concern.
When an individual is present at a residence, place of business or institution n New Jersey or elsewhere, the owners and management has the responsibility of ensuring a reasonable level of safety to that visitor, resident or guest. Premises liability is the category of law created to address cases in which that standard of safety was not met, and where injury or other damages were caused as a result. Premises liability can be construed in a number of ways, some of which are far removed from the slip-and-fall example that most people are familiar with.
New Jersey owners of commercial establishments -- such as restaurants, taverns and nightclubs -- are required to appropriately protect those who are legally on their premises. They should ensure proper security inside and outside their establishment. Failure to provide safe surroundings may lead to patrons suffering personal injury that could result in the property owner facing premises liability claims.
Wall Stadium Speedway in New Jersey is where a company called Green Flag Driving Experience teaches people how to drive three-quarter midget race cars. As such, the speedway and the instruction company are responsible for the safety of the students. When an accident occurs involving someone who is not a professional race car driver, they (or their surviving family after a fatal accident) may be entitled to file a premises liability claim against the parties deemed responsible.
No matter how safety-conscious a motel property owner is, accidents may still occur. Guests should feel secure in knowing that the establishment is safe. Recently, a motel on the New Jersey shoreline caught on fire shortly after 5:30 am. What happened after that could lead to premises liability suits against the motel owner.