Premises Liability

Highly Qualified Jersey City Premises Liability Attorneys

Also Serving Clients in Newark and Union City

Premises liability is, on the surface, a very simple legal concept. It states that the owner or a manager of a certain property is legally responsible for maintaining that property so that it poses no threat of injury to people using it responsibly. One of the most common examples of premises liability is the slip and fall case. If a property owner fails to clear water or ice from their steps, and someone climbing those steps slips and falls, the property owner may be found liable for the injuries. The injury lawyers at Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC possess decades of combined experience helping Jersey City, Union City and Newark residents battle premises liability and other personal injury cases.

Common types of slip and fall cases

The phrase “slip and fall” tends to undercut the seriousness of such cases, which can lead to major injuries and huge damages. The task of proving true negligence in the case can be complicated. As experienced personal injury attorneys, Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC has handled premises liability cases stemming from a variety of situations, including but not limited to:

  • Wet and slippery floors
  • Shoddy or incomplete construction
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Malfunctioning elevators and escalators
  • Poorly trained or untrained employees or security guards
  • Stairway obstructions
  • Failure to clear snow, ice or rainwater

Why premises liability cases can be tricky

The key to winning a typical premises liability lawsuit is proving that:

  • You did everything you could to avoid the incident or injury
  • You were on property that belonged to someone else when you were injured
  • Your injury was the direct result of a hazardous condition on that property
  • The defendant in the case knew (or should have known) about this hazardous condition and did not address it in a reasonable amount of time

You must demonstrate to the court the true extent of your injuries and the damages you have suffered. These usually include:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Costs associated with a reduction in your quality of life following the accident and any emotional trauma, pain or suffering

In addition, you must prove who was responsible for the care and maintenance of the hazardous element at the accident site. In some premises liability cases, more than one party is negligent. Your attorney can help you determine if this is true in your particular case. You can help your lawyer make this determination by:

  • Confirming facts, and always clearly and consistently describing the incident
  • Preserving all evidence related to the case
  • Taking photographs of the accident scene as soon after the incident as soon as possible or, if circumstances require, having another party take pictures
  • Record any witness statements

An experienced Jersey City personal injury attorney ready to help

When you retain our firm, you hire a lawyer who is a champion for your cause and who receives no payment unless your case succeeds. Contact Zavodnick, Perlmutter & Boccia, LLC today, either online or at 201.479.2350, to arrange a free consultation of your case. Visit our office, located near the Journal Square PATH station and within walking distance of the Hudson County Court House, or arrange a home or hospital appointment if your injuries prevent you from traveling.

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