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.
Premises liability cases can cover a variety of different types of accidents or situations. A recent case involving a young man and the local police has made New Jersey headlines and has many asking if the situation was handled properly. What started as a routine arrest has now turned into a potential lawsuit involving issues of premises liability and even police brutality.
Those kids playing touch football in someone's backyard or shooting hoops in front of a neighborhood garage may represent an impending injury. Most New Jersey parents are glad to see their kids getting involved in athletic and sports activities, as they well should be. Parents should, however, be on the lookout for situations on theirs and other homeowners' properties that can lead to injuries and potential premises liability issues.
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.
Dog bite incidents have declined during the last year in New Jersey and throughout the country. However, reports show that although fewer dog bite claims are being submitted to homeowner's insurance policies, settlements for dog bite claims have actually increased, according to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm.