Premises Liability Attorneys In Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Premises liability law concerns the duty that every property owner owes to those who visit that property. Owners of personal property and commercial property can be held liable for dangerous conditions that cause injuries. Whether your accident entitles you to compensation depends on the specifics of your case. If you slipped and fell on a wet floor in a grocery store, you may be entitled to compensation if the property owners knew about the danger and did not take appropriate steps to correct the problem. If you were attacked in a dark parking lot outside a bar or restaurant, you may deserve relief if the owners knew of incidents of violence in the past and did nothing to address the issue. You should contact one of our experienced lawyers by calling Costello & Mains, LLC, at 856-291-0642 or 800-421-0212. You can also contact us online for a confidential consultation.
Was My Accident A Case Of Premises Liability?
Experience and the resources and ability to investigate are important to bringing a successful premises liability claim. Our firm has nearly 30 years of experience helping New Jersey residents get justice. We know how to find the information that can prove your accident was the result of negligent conduct. Ice and snow on a sidewalk could be the cause of a premises liability accident if a business owner failed to shovel and salt the area, despite knowing the hazard existed. Building code violations, poorly lit stairwells or walkways, uneven flooring or pavement and a lack of security could all be the basis for a successful claim. Our firm can help you determine if the property owner was liable for your injuries under the law.
Dog bites are a unique form of premises liability. In New Jersey, dog owners are subject to what is known as strict liability. If a dog attacks you, the owner of that dog is assumed to be liable unless you are on the property illegally. The owner is assumed to know that the dog is a threat to bite, even if it had never bitten anyone before.