The Brown Law Firm is committed to obtaining results for our clients. While many of our clients come from Atlantic and Cape May counties, we represent residents from all counties in New Jersey, and even residents of other states, who have been injured while traveling in New Jersey. We have a reputation for success in all areas of personal injury law.
The Brown Law Firm handles all Slip and Fall liability matters involving personal injury.
Welcome to our New Jersey Premises Liability information site. The Brown Law Firm stands ready to assist you through the complex maze of New Jersey premises liability laws and issues related to slip and fall accident claims and all other premises liability questions.
The most common case we handle is a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall accident. A slip and fall injury is by no means the only kind of negligence case our team handles. Premises liability lawsuits may stem from any kind of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the premises, or defect in the construction of, or inadequate maintenance of the premises where an injury or accident occurs.
Cases handled by The Brown Law Firm include, but are not limited to, injuries from toxic chemical exposure, toxic mold, lead poisoning, defective lighting, or inadequate or inoperative lighting, failure to warn of hazardous conditions on the property, improperly maintained equipment, improperly maintained furniture or furnishings, overgrown or uncontrolled landscaping or tree growth, fallen trees or limbs, dog bites, dog attacks, failure to warn of presence of dog or failure to restrain a dog or other animal, uncovered ditches, culverts, potholes, open holes on the property, broken stairs, broken steps, un marked step downs, foreign substances on the ground, either sticky or slippery, and other dangerous conditions of the premises that the property owner fails to warn of and/or correct.
To prevail successfully in a New Jersey premises liability lawsuit, we must prove the defendant had ownership or possession of, and/or control of, or contributory activity on, the premises where the injury occurred. There may be multiple defendants. In a commercial business situation, a business owner (tenant) renting from a commercial landlord may also be liable for an injury occurring on his business premises. A commercial cleaning service, who put super slippery wax on a floor causing people to fall, may be liable for their injuries. If a security company was hired to protect invitees on the premises and failed to do so, they may be held liable for injuries sustained due to their negligent security practices. A governmental entity may be liable for defects in sidewalks causing injuries, or failure to keep traffic signs visible and or operational. The combinations of possibilities are limitless.
A slip and fall injury often occurs due to dangerous conditions of the premises and the negligence of the property owner to repair and or warn of the defect where the slip and fall or trip and fall incident occurred. A possessor of premises has a duty to use reasonable care to maintain the premises in a safe condition and a duty to use reasonable care to learn of the existence of any dangerous or unsafe conditions on his premises that could cause harm to anyone. The property possessor also has a duty to warn of concealed perils that he knows about or should know about, through the exercise of reasonable care.
We look forward to answering all of your premises liability questions, so please do not hesitate to call us at 609-344-8270.